- Kiano was a producer with Buzzfeed’s food video vertical, Tasty.
- Her recipe development and food writing highlight African culinary traditions and ideals. She wrote a feature on Kenyan black beans for Serious Eats.
- Kiano is the founder and principal of Jikoni, a creative culinary studio, food site, educational platform, and YouTube channel showcasing African food and culture.
Kiano was a producer with Buzzfeed’s food video vertical, Tasty, where she created a string of viral successes such as “Party Rice Around Africa,” “Making Rainbow Croissants,” and “How to Make Moist Carrot Cake.” As a recipe developer and food writer, she shines a light on African culinary traditions, which are noticeably underrepresented in the cooking field. She wrote a feature for Serious Eats on Kenyan black beans. Kiano founded Jikoni in 2019, a creative culinary studio, food site, and educational platform, followed by the Jikoni channel on YouTube a year later, to further showcase the breadth of African cuisine, culture, and people.
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