Recently named a 2017 Rising Star Chef by the San Francisco Chronicle, Fernay McPherson learned to cook from her late grandmother Lillie Bell and great aunt Minnie. Fernay's family arrived in San Francisco during the Great Migration as part of the relocation of more than 6 million African Americans from the rural South to cities in the North and West. They left in search of new homes and they brought their recipes. Using traditional family recipes, Minnie Bell’s menu offers up delicious home-style food, combining soulful flavors and southern comfort.
The 2017 class of Chronicle Rising Star Chefs — San Francisco Chronicle
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Woman at Work in San Francisco — Southern Foodways Alliance