This fall, you might notice that Starbucks is doing something a little bit different. They have always offered food-pairing suggestions as a way to push pastry sales alongside drink sales, but the coffee chain is passing out recipes so that you can try your hand at making some coffee shop treats at home to pair with your coffee.
Starbucks is doing this as part of a collaboration with Chef/Author Marcus Sameulsson, who created the recipes in question. His new cookbook, the James Beard Award-winning Discovery of a Continent: Foods, Flavors and Inspirations from Africa, has also been released in a special, Starbucks-only edition that contains five African-inspired barista recipes (designed to be paired with coffee). $1 from the sale of each cookbook will go to UNICEF.
The recipes include Chocolate Cinnamon Bread and Caramelized Apple Pecan Coffee Cake, both of which can be found online, as well as on recipe cards in stores. The Starbucks site also has several free recipes directly from Samuelsson’s cookbook that you can take a look at, including Berbere (an Ethiopian Spice Rub), Mango Couscous, and Chocolate Pancakes.