This book is a bountiful collection of favorite foods and memories that go with them. All of the dishes celebrate hearty African American eating; the traditional foods reflect ingenious, resourceful, and imaginative Africans who made them. Woven among the 400 recipes are rich historic anecdotes and sayings. They were discoverd or lived by the cookbook's contributors, many of whose ancestors participated in the Underground Railroad, or lived nearby where it was active. This is a cookbook rich in history and rich in easy-to-prepare, wonderful tasty food.
An African American Cookbook: Traditional and Other Favorite Recipes is a wonderful collection of traditional recipes and food memories, as well as contemporary favorite foods. Woven among the 400 recipes are rich historical anecdotes and sayings. They were discovered or lived by this cookbook's contributors, many of whose ancestors participated in the Underground Railroad or lived nearby where it was active. Presented in an easy-to-use format for cooks of all traditions, this is a cookbook rich in history and rich in easy-to-prepare, wonderfully tasty food.
Phoebe M. Bailey was born the youngest of 15 children in a family from Huntington, Long Island, New York. Phoebe has been encouraged by her father's strength and courage as a black man, an inspired by her mother's faith in God and undeniable intelligence as a black woman, to embrace herself and her Afican heritage. Phoebe began her careet with Bethel Harambee Historical Sercies as a call from God. She left the coporate world to work closely with her brother, The Reverend Edward M. Mailey, and the congregation of Bethel African Methodist Espicopal Church, to preser4ve and tell the stories of those Africans who have been discounted and left out of traditional American history and to restore and rebuild a community of faith.
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