Chef Imani Jackson started as a Forward food columnist in May 2021. She is executive chef and chief executive officer of Chopped and Served, which she founded in 2017.
By Imani Jackson
Why they call me Juicey Jew
My old Instagram account was @ImaniJackson. But today you’ll find me @JuiceyJew. How did that happen? During a summer of growing pains, mindfulness, and healing, my alter ego emerged. Or maybe just my true authentic self came out to play. I’m still deciding. A swift change in my diet changed everything. What had happened was…
Imani Jackson’s Chicken ‘n’ Rice Bake
My mother’s Chicken ‘n’ Rice Bake was her way of making something BOMB out of nothing. Ingredients: 6 chicken thighs 1 cup fresh broccoli 2 cups white rice 1 quart chicken broth 1 can Cream of Mushroom soup ½ cup butter or vegetable oil 1 tbsp salt and pepper 2 tsp onion powder 2 tsp…
I started a catering company to heal my world through food
The Forward welcomes Imani Jackson as our newest food columnist. On Monday, May 31, MTV will feature Chef Jackson in its special on antisemitism, “With One Voice: Fighting Hatred Together.” Everyone always asks me why I started a community-based catering company. It’s simple. I love to eat! I mean, who doesn’t? But it’s also more…
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