Cooking with Grandma Martha for Kwanzaa

By Meredith Arthur, Eric Slatkin, and Blake Smith

Cooking over the holidays is best when it’s done with family, especially young family. Small, nimble fingers plus curiosity about family traditions makes the recipes go faster! Here, Martha Jubrey shows her grandson Desmond how to make her candied yams dish for Kwanzaa (here’s her recipe).

You know her by many names: YaYa, Nana, Bubbe, Gangy, Grandma. Cooking with Grandma celebrates family traditions. If you would like to nominate a San Francisco–based grandma for our series, please email Blake Smith with your contact information. Bertha Lee/Charley Patton song courtesy of the Internet Archive.

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