Samantha Kotey is a corporate attorney, food enthusiast, and cook born and raised in Houston, TX to Ghanaian immigrants. Growing up with a Ghanaian mother who proudly subscribed to traditional West African social norms meant that food was at the forefront of her life from a very young age. Early on, she recognized the insidious pattern of marginalizing Africa, which naturally bled into the realm of food and has resulted in a negative perception of African cuisine.
Through her business, Auntie’s Ice Cream, she strives to shift this paradigm and continue to etch the identity of African food in our global food culture. Auntie’s is a vessel through which she can share ingredients, methods, and flavors indigenous to Africa through a universal comfort food.
Find Auntie’s on Instagram (@auntieicecream) and online at www.auntiesafricanicecream.com
Photo Courtesy of Samantha Kotey
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