Rekaya Gibson has more than 10 years of experience writing about food, drinks, and travel. She is the author of "The Food Temptress Wine Journal" and the "Cooking on a Dollar Store Budget" cookbook. She is the owner of the Black Cookbook Directory.
Rekaya has worked as a product curator and cookbook reviewer for Cuisine Noir Magazine for the past nine years. Her articles have appeared in HuffPost, Fresh Cup Magazine, and several lifestyle magazines. She spent seven years developing recipes and maintaining her food blog, “The Food Temptress,” named after her first novel with the same name. In 2015, she conducted a cooking demonstration for the Travel & Adventure Show in Washington, DC.
She holds a Master of Public Administration from University of New Orleans and B.S. in public affairs from Indiana University - Bloomington.
About The Spruce
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