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The sophisticated women of Delta Sigma Theta sorority are renowned for their chic Crimson and Cream Balls and fabulous Founder's Day Luncheons, and even for beautiful bridal showers and delightful birthday parties executed with distinctive flair. Deltas embody class, grace, and elan, and these characteristics are all to evident in their entertaining style. In Occasions to Savor, the Deltas at last share their recipes and secrets to entertaining with panache. Deltas across the country offer more than 200 recipes ...
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Overview

The sophisticated women of Delta Sigma Theta sorority are renowned for their chic Crimson and Cream Balls and fabulous Founder's Day Luncheons, and even for beautiful bridal showers and delightful birthday parties executed with distinctive flair. Deltas embody class, grace, and elan, and these characteristics are all to evident in their entertaining style. In Occasions to Savor, the Deltas at last share their recipes and secrets to entertaining with panache. Deltas across the country offer more than 200 recipes and twenty special-occasion menus, with tips for planning, preparing, and putting your own signature style on an event. From a formal luncheon to an elegant dinner to a backyard barbecue, recipes like Sunday-Afternoon Roasted Chicken, Blackberry Dumplings, Mama Ruth's Crab Cakes, Wilma's Jambalaya, and Peach Cream Trifle will help you host an event with style and flair. Occasions to Savor isn't only a cookbook and entertaining guide. It's also a celebration of African-American sisterhood, and it features stories of influential African-American women from all walks of life, including such high-profile Deltas as Dr. Camille Cosby, Dr. Johnetta Cole, Dr. Dorothy Height, and Ruby Dee.
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More than just a cookbook, this work by members of one of the largest African American women's organizations share their recipes and secrets to entertaining even as it celebrates sisterhood with memorable stories of influential sorors. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399152030
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 10/7/2004
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 8.86 (w) x 11.26 (h) x 0.97 (d)

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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., is one of the largest African-American women's organizations in the world. The private, nonprofit organization's mission is to provide services and programs to promote human welfare.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Welcome to the Delta table
1 Appetizers, party foods, and beverages 1
A leader for her time : Frankie Muse Freeman 3
2 Salads 21
Women helping women to make a difference : Keyana Mitchell 23
3 Soups, stews, and chilis 47
Style and substance : a conversation with Essie M. Jeffries 49
4 Poultry and game 69
A mother's culinary legacy : Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie 71
5 Beef and pork 95
Memories of a traveling childhood : Hortense Golden Canady 97
6 Fish and shellfish 113
The art of fishing : Dr. Floretta Dukes McKenzie 115
7 Vegetables and side dishes 135
Multitasking in the '50s : Dorothy Penman Harrison 137
8 Breads and breakfast foods 165
Shaped by our purpose : Stacy Nicole Smith 167
9 Desserts 197
Keeping the connection : Dorothy I. Height shares a memory 199
A brief history of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc 273
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