From Chef to Editor in Chief: Bryant Terry Ventures Into Publishing

Bryant Terry is a fantastic chef and has been a well-known cookbook author for a while now. He is currently the chef-in-residence at San Francisco’s Museum of the African Diaspora, a prominent position to hold and he does so with great poise since 2015. Terry has released many impressive as well as influential works that celebrate Black cuisine. But now he is dabbling into something different altogether. Let’s find out what that is.

Dabbling in Publishing

Bryant Terry has ventured into the realm of publishing and is trying something new. This has surprised many people. It was recently announced that he will oversee 4 Color Books. This is a new publishing wing of Ten Speed Press. The focus will be on several lifestyle topics with the inclusion of art, food, wellness, self-care, and culture. This imprint is set to be launched this fall along with Black Food’s publication, which is aimed at celebrating the diaspora of African origins. It is said to feature the works of Leah Penniman, Zoe Adjonyoh, Thérèse Nelson, and Michael W. Twitty. Photography and original art have over a hundred contributors.

His Previous Works

After publishing his books The Inspired Vegan and Vegan Soul Kitchen successfully, he published Afro-Vegan in 2014. This book reworked all classic dishes native to the African diaspora and gave it a vegan spin. He even published Vegetable Kingdom in 2020 which showed his knack for writing recipes in a story format which is simply a reflection of his brilliant writing skills. Very few people have the talent for it and that is what makes him a celebrated author too.

Moving Ahead

So, if you come to think of it, his transition into becoming the editor-in-chief only seems natural. The perks? He gets to work with a team of his choice as well as the production team and editors of Ten Speed.

Delicious Chicken Machboos Recipe Awakening the Flavors of Qatar

Chicken Machboos
Delicious Chicken Machboos Recipe Awakening the Flavors of Qatar

Give your tastebuds an international experience by following along with this amazing chicken Machboos recipe! In Qatar, this is a traditional dish enjoyed by everyone, be it at home or in restaurants. When making the spiced chicken and rice dish from this recipe, expect deep and complex flavors, crispy and delicate chicken, and the comfort and warmth of a true home-cooked meal! It’s filling, flavourful, and perfect for a family dinner!

The Necessary Ingredients for a Taste of Qatar

The required ingredients for about four servings of this chicken Machboos recipe from Qatar are:

some of the ingredients for the Chicken Machboos recipe
Delicious Chicken Machboos Recipe Awakening the Flavors of Qatar
  • One whole chicken
  • Three cups of white rice
  • Six cups of water
  • Two chopped onions
  • Two minced cloves of garlic
  • Two chopped tomatoes
  • A handful of chopped coriander leaves
  • Two dry black lemons, pierced
  • A small piece of ginger, grated
  • Ten cardamom pods
  • Ten black peppercorns
  • Five cloves
  • Three cinnamon sticks
  • Three bay leaves
  • Half a teaspoon of turmeric
  • A tablespoon of Qatari Machboos spice blend
  • Two tablespoons of oil

Preparing Chicken Machboos

Over medium heat, saute the onion until soft in a large pot over a spoonful of olive oil. Add the garlic, cardamom, ginger, turmeric, peppercorns, curry, cinnamon, and the spice blend from Qatar. Stir for a couple of minutes until the mixture is fragrant. Add the chicken to the pot along with one chopped tomato and the black lemons. Brown the chicken on all sides and add water to the pot, covering all the ingredients. Simmer for 45 minutes.

rice soaked in water
Delicious Chicken Machboos Recipe Awakening the Flavors of Qatar

Rinse the rice and let it sit in cold water for 30 minutes. When the chicken is cooked, remove it from the pot and cover it with aluminum foil. Add the rice to the pot along with coriander leaves, stir, and cook for 30 minutes. In a saucepan, saute the remaining tomato in olive oil and add the chicken to heat up. Pour the cooked rice on a serving plate, top with the chicken, and garnish with the fried tomato.