Vibration Cooking by Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor


Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : University of Georgia Press
Release : 2011-04-15
ISBN-13 : 0820339598
Hardcover : 256 Pages


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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


Genre : Philosophy
Editor : Indiana University Press
Release : 1992
ISBN-13 : 0253207045
Hardcover : 386 Pages


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Argues for the existence of a philosophy of food

What S Cooking In Your Soul by Carol S. Batey


Genre : Cooking
Editor : AuthorHouse
Release : 2010-09
ISBN-13 : 9781452070964
Hardcover : 280 Pages


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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


Genre : Social Science
Editor : University of Pennsylvania Press
Release : 2015-08-31
ISBN-13 : 9781512802887
Hardcover : 296 Pages


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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


Genre : Literary Criticism
Editor : Oxford University Press on Demand
Release : 1999
ISBN-13 : 9780195110623
Hardcover : 292 Pages


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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


Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Beacon Press
Release : 2019-01-29
ISBN-13 : 9780807021453
Hardcover : 140 Pages


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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.


Genre : Cooking
Editor : Lulu.com
Release : 2011-09
ISBN-13 : 9781257886852
Hardcover : 188 Pages


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Building Houses Out Of Chicken Legs by Psyche A. Williams-Forson


Genre : Social Science
Editor : Univ of North Carolina Press
Release : 2006
ISBN-13 : 9780807830222
Hardcover : 317 Pages


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Chicken--both the bird and the food--has played multiple roles in the lives of African American women from the slavery era to the present. It has provided food and a source of income for their families, shaped a distinctive culture, and helped women defin

In Pursuit Of Flavor by Edna Lewis


Genre : Cooking
Editor : Knopf
Release : 2019-03-26
ISBN-13 : 9780525655510
Hardcover : 336 Pages


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The classic cookbook from "the first lady of Southern cooking" (NPR), featuring a new foreword by Mashama Bailey, star of Netflix documentary series Chef's Table. Decades before cornbread, shrimp and grits, and peach cobbler were mainstays on menus everywhere, Edna Lewis was pioneering the celebration of seasonal food as a distinctly American cuisine. In this James Beard Foundation Cookbook Hall of Fame-inducted cookbook, Miss Lewis (as she was almost universally known) shares the recipes of her childhood, spent in a Virginia farming community founded by her grandfather and his friends after emancipation, as well as those that made her one of the most revered American chefs of all time. Interspersed throughout are personal anecdotes, cooking insights, notes on important Southern ingredients, and personally developed techniques for maximizing flavor. Across six charmingly illustrated chapters--From the Gardens and Orchards; From the Farmyard; From the Lakes, Steams, and Oceans; For the Cupboard; From the Bread Oven and Griddle; and The Taste of Old-fashioned Desserts--encompassing almost 200 recipes, Miss Lewis captures the spirit of the South. From Whipped Cornmeal with Okra; Pan-Braised Spareribs; and Benne Seed Biscuits to Thirteen-Bean Soup; Pumpkin with Sautéed Onions and Herbs; a Salad of Whole Tomatoes Garnished with Green Beans and Scallions; and Raspberry Pie Garnished with Whipped Cream, In Pursuit of Flavor is a modern classic and a timeless compendium of Southern cooking at its very best.

Vertamae Cooks In The Americas Family Kitchen by Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor


Genre : Cooking
Editor : KQED Books & Tapes
Release : 1996
ISBN-13 : 091233388X
Hardcover : 192 Pages


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Offers recipes for Southern African American cooking, including Brazilian palm-heart soup, gullah vegetable paella, and spinach goobers