The African-American Kitchen: Cooking from Our Heritage

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A varied collection of recipes from the diverse traditions of the African-American culture offers more than 250 delicious dishes, including cuisine from Africa, the Caribbean, the American South, and much more. 20,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo. Tour.

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"My African ancestors left me intangible heirlooms-a will to survive, a strong sense of family, and a love of foods that connect me to the past." Medearis, a children's-book author who specializes in African American subjects, considers her ancestors "an invisible but strong presence in my kitchen" and in what she terms the cultural "stew" of America. This book honors them and that. The author compiles recipes that are African or Caribbean, that originated in American slave kitchens or that characterize contemporary African American taste. Regardless, her preference is for the solidly homemade, not the newfangled; Medearis eschews fast food and "styrofoam and plastic." Her well-written introductory essays warm the book with bits of family history and culinary lore before serving up shrimp gumbo, bread pudding, hoecakes, a Kenyan version of steak, Ethiopian and Moroccan dishes, and plain old sassafras tea (needed: "1 small bunch sassafras root" and water). Spiced, generous and friendly, this work draws you in with a point of view on food, not just the food.
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What started out as a compilation of the author's family recipes turned into an exploration of her culinary heritage, and so her book opens with recipes from Africa ("The Roots of Soul Cooking"): Nigerian Curry Dip, Groundnut Stew, Congo Green Papay Soup. Then she moves on to dishes from the Caribbean, recipes handed down from slave kitchens, and contemporary recipes, with a special section on Kwanzaa and other holidays and celebrations. Jessica Harris's excellent Iron Pots and Wooden Spoons (LJ 5/15/89) provides another perspective on this historical cuisine, but Medearis's more personal approach is recommended for most collections.
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