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Vibration Cooking or The Travel Notes of a Geechee Girl

Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor

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ISBN 10: 0345376676 / ISBN 13: 9780345376671
Published by Ballantine Books, 1992
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: Vibration Cooking or The Travel Notes of a ...

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

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There's one thing you can say for sure about Vertamae -- she does her thing her way. And in spite of what she says, she always gives ample instruction on how to create her tasty dishes. But the recipes are just part of the immense appeal of this memoir-cookbook, all of it as sassy as Vertamae herself.

The other part is the people you'll meet and get to know: Estella Smart ("Mother Dear"), Vertamae's paternal grandmother and creator of Mountain Oysters; Uncle Costen, who lived to be 112 and knew how to make Harriet Tubman Ragout; and Archie Shepp, responsible for Collard Greens a la Shepp, just to name a few. You'll also hear about how poundcake got Vertamae a marriage proposal (she didn't accept), how she ate the best barbecued chicken ever at the Jimmy Carter White House with Ed Bradley, and how she perfected her omelettes in Paris, her enchiladas in New Mexico, her biscuits in Mississippi and her Vatapa in Brazil.

Best of all, you will become familiar with the rich variety of African-American cookery while listening to the voice of one of the true original storytellers of our time or any other.

About the Author:

Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor is a poet, actress, culinary anthropologist, and writer. She is the author ofThursdays and Every Other Sunday Off: A Domestic Rap, Vertamae Cooks in the Americas’ Family Kitchen, andVertamae Cooks Again: More Recipes from the Americas’ Family Kitchen. She has served as a correspondent and host for National Public Radio and written for theNew York Times, the Village Voice, the Washington Post, Life,Ebony, and Essence.

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