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Vibration Cooking by Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor
Vibration Cooking was first published in 1970, not long after the term “soul food” gained common use. While critics were quick to categorize her as a proponent of soul food, Smart-Grosvenor wanted to keep the discussion of her cookbook/memoir focused on its message of food as a source of pride and validation of black womanhood and black “consciousness raising.” In 1959, at the age of nineteen, Smart-Grosvenor sailed to Europe, “where the bohemians lived and let live.” Among the cosmopolites of radical Paris, the Gullah girl from the South Carolina low country quickly realized that the most universal lingua franca is a well-cooked meal. As she recounts a cool cat’s nine lives as chanter, dancer, costume designer, and member of the Sun Ra Solar-Myth Arkestra, Smart-Grosvenor introduces us to a rich cast of characters. We meet Estella Smart, Vertamae’s grandmother and connoisseur 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 à la Shepp, to name a few. She also tells us how poundcake got her a marriage proposal (she didn’t accept) and how she perfected omelettes in Paris, enchiladas in New Mexico, biscuits in Mississippi, and feijoida in Brazil. “When I cook, I never measure or weigh anything,” writes Smart-Grosvenor. “I cook by vibration.” This edition features a foreword by Psyche Williams-Forson placing the book in historical context and discussing Smart-Grosvenor’s approach to food and culture. A new preface by the author details how she came to write Vibration Cooking.
Cooking Eating Thinking by Deane W. Curtin
Philosophy has often been criticized for privileging the abstract; this volume attempts to remedy that situation. Focusing on one of the most concrete of human concerns, food, the editors argue for the existence of a philosophy of food. The collection provides various approaches to the subject matter, offering new readings of a number of texts--religious, philosophical, anthropological, culinary, poetic, and economic. Included are readings ranging from Plato's Phaedo and Verses of Sen-No-Rikyu to Peter Singer's "Becoming a Vegetarian" and Jean-François Revel's Culture and Cuisine. This reader will have particular appeal for philosophers working in social theory, feminist theory, and environmental ethics, and for those working on alternative approaches to such traditional subject areas as epistemology, aesthetics, and metaphysics.
What S Cooking In Your Soul by Carol S. Batey
This book was designed to stir up the passions of ones soul and provide answers To The provocative questions of the meaning and purpose of their lives. What Cooking in Your Soul will help a reader to analyze their life and all of the relationships and situations within it.
Kitchen Culture In America by Sherrie A. Inness
At supermarkets across the nation, customers waiting in line—mostly female—flip through magazines displayed at the checkout stand. What we find on those magazine racks are countless images of food and, in particular, women: moms preparing lunch for the team, college roommates baking together, working women whipping up a meal in under an hour, dieters happy to find a lowfat ice cream that tastes great. In everything from billboards and product packaging to cooking shows, movies, and even sex guides, food has a presence that conveys powerful gender-coded messages that shape our society. Kitchen Culture in America is a collection of essays that examine how women's roles have been shaped by the principles and practice of consuming and preparing food. Exploring popular representations of food and gender in American society from 1895 to 1970, these essays argue that kitchen culture accomplishes more than just passing down cooking skills and well-loved recipes from generation to generation. Kitchen culture instructs women about how to behave like "correctly" gendered beings. One chapter reveals how juvenile cookbooks, a popular genre for over a century, have taught boys and girls not only the basics of cooking, but also the fine distinctions between their expected roles as grown men and women. Several essays illuminate the ways in which food manufacturers have used gender imagery to define women first and foremost as consumers. Other essays, informed by current debates in the field of material culture, investigate how certain commodities like candy, which in the early twentieth century was advertised primarily as a feminine pleasure, have been culturally constructed. The book also takes a look at the complex relationships among food, gender, class, and race or ethnicity-as represented, for example, in the popular Southern black Mammy figure. In all of the essays, Kitchen Culture in America seeks to show how food serves as a marker of identity in American society.
Black Hunger by Doris Witt
The creation of the Aunt Jemima trademark from an 1889 performance of a play called "The Emigrant" helped codify a pervasive connection between African-American women and food. This work demonstrates how this connection has operated as a central structuring dynamic in 20th-century America.
If I Can Cook You Know God Can by Ntozake Shange
New edition available. Search ISBN 9780807021446. Acclaimed artist Ntozake Shange offers this delightfully eclectic tribute to black cuisine as a food of life that reflects the spirit and history of a people. With recipes such as "Cousin Eddie's Shark with Breadfruit" and "Collard Greens to Bring You Money," Shange instructs us in the nuances of a cuisine born on the slave ships of the Middle Passage, spiced by the jazz of Duke Ellington, and shared by all members of the African Diaspora. Rich with personal memories and historical insight, If I Can Cook/You Know God Can is a vivid story of the migration of a people, and the cuisine that marks their living legacy and celebration of taste.
Vertamae Cooks In The Americas Family Kitchen by Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor
Offers recipes for Southern African American cooking, including Brazilian palm-heart soup, gullah vegetable paella, and spinach goobers
Beyond Soul Food Modern American Heritage Cuisine by Richard Petty
High Vibrational Beauty by Kerrilynn Pamer
Beauty is Wellness. Wellness is Beauty. Kerrilynn Pamer and Cindy DiPrima Morisse, founders of CAP Beauty, the all-natural beauty site and store, want to share their deep knowledge of the benefits of natural beauty, foods, and mindfulness techniques with you. Natural beauty is about making choices that create true radiance from the foods we eat to the way we move to how we care for ourselves and our planet. You’ve already purified your meals, workouts, and bodies by returning to clean naturals. Now it’s time to align your beauty routine with the other wellness practices you follow. What we put on our skin is easily as important as what we put in our mouths. But natural beauty is about much more than just products. Through routines, recipes, and rituals, High Vibrational Beauty addresses beauty from the inside out and vibrancy from the outside in. Divided into seasons and focused on self-care and rejuvenation, High Vibrational Beauty combines mantras, meditations, natural skin care regimens, and more than 100 plant-based recipes to help you achieve radical radiance. This is the only guidebook you need to create true and lasting beauty for the mind, body, and soul.
Food In The Usa by Carole Counihan
From Thanksgiving to fast food to anorexia nervosa, Food in the USA brings together essential reading on these topics and is the only substantial collection of essays on food and culture in America. The broad range of essay topics include: the corporate food industry, soup kitchens, meat-eating, fast food, waitressing, Coca-Cola, Aunt Jemima, the Passover seder, soul food, diabetes, and nutrition. Together, the collection provides a fascinating look at how and why we are what we eat.