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An African American cookbook : traditional and other favorite recipes /

by Bailey, Phoebe [author.]; Johnson, Christina G [contributor.]; Morant, Kesha M [contributor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, New York : Good Books, [2015]Edition: Revised & updated.Description: 246 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781680990546; 1680990543.Subject(s): African American cooking | African American cooking | Cookbooks | Cookbooks
Contents:
"Wade in the water" : Main dishes -- "Steal away!" : Meats -- "Swing low" : Vegetables -- "Go down, Moses" : Salads -- "Let us break bread together" : Breads -- "Follow the drinking gourd" : Soups -- Bethel AME's annual cookout : Sweets -- A newly freed man's prayer : Cakes -- "We are climbing Jacob's ladder" : Snacks and appetizers -- Story and song : About "living the experience" ; About Bethel Harambee Historical Services and the Hopkins Research and Study Center ; About ChurchTowne of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Summary: "An African American Cookbook: Traditional and Other Favorite Recipes is a bountiful collection of favorite foods and the memories that go with them. The traditional foods reflect the ingenious, resourceful, and imaginative Africans who made them. Woven among the four hundred recipes are rich historic anecdotes and sayings. They were discovered or lived by the cookbook's contributors, many of whose ancestors participated in the Underground Railroad or lived near where it was active. This is a cookbook rich in history and rich in easy-to-prepare, wonderfully tasty food!"--Provided by publisher.
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An African American Cookbook: Traditional and Other Favorite Recipes is a bountiful collection of favorite foods and the memories that go with them. The traditional foods reflect the ingenious, resourceful, and imaginative Africans who made them. Woven among the four hundred recipes are rich historic anecdotes and sayings. They were discovered or lived by the cookbook's contributors, many of whose ancestors participated in the Underground Railroad or lived near where it was active. This is a cookbook rich in history and rich in easy-to-prepare, wonderfully tasty food! Recipes include:<br> <br> * Collard greens with ham hocks<br> * Cornbread sausage stuffing<br> * Smoked turkey and black-eyed pees<br> * Pan-fried okra<br> * Fried green tomatoes<br> * 14-day sweet pickles<br> * Yogurt and chives biscuits<br> * Sweet potato pie<br> * And more!<br> <br> Author Phoebe Bailey's congregation in historic Lancaster, Pennsylvania, has a long history with Underground Railroad activity. Today they offer Underground Railroad reenactments and a buffet of traditional African American food to their many visitors. This cookbook celebrates those historic events, when this church fed and then helped to spirit enslaved Africans to safety.<br> <br> Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Good Books and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of cookbooks, including books on juicing, grilling, baking, frying, home brewing and winemaking, slow cookers, and cast iron cooking. We've been successful with books on gluten-free cooking, vegetarian and vegan cooking, paleo, raw foods, and more. Our list includes French cooking, Swedish cooking, Austrian and German cooking, Cajun cooking, as well as books on jerky, canning and preserving, peanut butter, meatballs, oil and vinegar, bone broth, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Includes index.

"Wade in the water" : Main dishes -- "Steal away!" : Meats -- "Swing low" : Vegetables -- "Go down, Moses" : Salads -- "Let us break bread together" : Breads -- "Follow the drinking gourd" : Soups -- Bethel AME's annual cookout : Sweets -- A newly freed man's prayer : Cakes -- "We are climbing Jacob's ladder" : Snacks and appetizers -- Story and song : About "living the experience" ; About Bethel Harambee Historical Services and the Hopkins Research and Study Center ; About ChurchTowne of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

"An African American Cookbook: Traditional and Other Favorite Recipes is a bountiful collection of favorite foods and the memories that go with them. The traditional foods reflect the ingenious, resourceful, and imaginative Africans who made them. Woven among the four hundred recipes are rich historic anecdotes and sayings. They were discovered or lived by the cookbook's contributors, many of whose ancestors participated in the Underground Railroad or lived near where it was active. This is a cookbook rich in history and rich in easy-to-prepare, wonderfully tasty food!"--Provided by publisher.

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This historically minded cookbook is chock-full of recipes for fried okra and sweet potato pie as well as traditional sayings and anecdotes from the Underground Railroad. © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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