Eric V. Copage

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Eric brings a valuable treasury of stories, celebrity anecdotes, folk tales, and inspirational accounts from ordinary people, each illustrating a different aspect of life — love, self-esteem, family, wisdom, tenacity, creativity, and faith. And he also writes passionately about food.

Photo by: Siobhan E. Copage

Eric V. Copage was a reporter at the New York Times and has also been an editor at the New York Times Magazine. He is also a book author and has written extensively about Kwanzaa.


Eric has contributed to the food pages of the New York Times Magazine and is author of  Fruits of the Harvest: Recipes To Celebrate Kwanzaa and Other Holidays; Soul Food: Inspirational Stories for African Americans; and Kwanzaa: An African-American Celebration of Culture and Cooking.


Other books include Black Pearls: Daily Meditations, Affirmations, and Inspirations for African-Americans; Soul Food: Inspirational Stories for African Americans; Black Pearls Book of Love: Romantic Meditations and Inspirations for African Americans; Black Pearls Journal; and A Kwanzaa Fable. More than 50,000 copies of Eric’s books are in print.


Eric was a staff reporter for Life magazine and the New York Daily News and a former music columnist for Essence magazine.


He has a degree in ethnomusicology and has traveled extensively in West Africa. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey.


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Latest Recipes

Caipirinha Added on Jul 15, 2009
Coconut and Raisin Loaves Added on Jul 15, 2009
Empress’s Zulu Greens Added on Jul 15, 2009
Pickled Spice Peaches Added on Jul 15, 2009

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