Donna PiercE


Donna Battle Pierce leads workshops sharing tips and techniques for passing down family recipes as a delicious way to keep family memories alive.


During a 2015 Nieman Foundation Visiting Fellowship at Harvard University, Donna Pierce researched Black cookbook archives and forgotten cooks at the Schlesinger Library for her upcoming book. She is a former Test Kitchen Director and Assistant Food Editor for the Chicago Tribune, a former Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism and Contributing Editor for Upscale Magazine. Pierce’s syndicated column “Black America Cooks” appears in the Chicago Defender and other national Black publications. Look for “Hungry for History” in Ebony Magazine.


Donna is a member of these culinary organizations