The Peppers, Cracklings, and Knots of Wool Cookbook: The Global Migration of African Cuisine

The Peppers, Cracklings, and Knots of Wool Cookbook: The Global Migration of African Cuisine

by Diane M. Spivey
     
 

Fifteen years in the making, this book emerges as a new approach to presenting culinary information. It showcases a myriad of sumptuous, mouth-watering recipes comprising the many commonalities in ingredients and methods of food preparation of people of color from various parts of the globe. This powerful book traces and documents the continent's agricultural… See more details below

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Fifteen years in the making, this book emerges as a new approach to presenting culinary information. It showcases a myriad of sumptuous, mouth-watering recipes comprising the many commonalities in ingredients and methods of food preparation of people of color from various parts of the globe. This powerful book traces and documents the continent's agricultural and mineral prosperity and the strong role played by ancient explorers, merchants, and travelers from Africa's east and west coasts in making lasting culinary and cultural marks on the United States, the Caribbean, Peru, Brazil, Mexico, India, and Southeast Asia.

Groundbreaking in its treatment of heritage survival in African and African American cooking, this illuminating book broadens the scope of cuisine as it examines its historical relationship to a host of subjects -- including music, advertising, sexual exploitation, and publishing. Provocative in its perspective, The Peppers, Cracklings, and Knots of Wool Cookbook dispels the long-standing misnomer that African cuisine is primitive, unsophisticated or simply non-existent, and serves as a reference in understanding how Africa's contributions continue to mark our cuisine and culture today.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791443750
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
434
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.11(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter One
Feasting among the "Eastern Ethiopians": The African Element in Dravidian Cuisine

Chapter Two
Catfish, Harvest, and Celebration among the Sons and Daughters of Kambu

Chapter Three
Peppers, Cracklings, and Knots of Wool: African Foods and Culinary Heritage in Mexico and Central America

Chapter Four
Zancu, Sweet Potatoes, and Beer: African Merchants and Peruvian Kitchens, from the Coast to the Highlands

Chapter Five
Body and Soul: The Miscegenation of Cuisine and Culture in Brazil and Cuba

Chapter Six
Without Rival, Anywhere: The Cultural Impact of the African Cook in the Americas

Chapter Seven
Economics, War, and the Northern Migration of the Southern Black Cook

Chapter Eight
Flapjacks and Blue Notes

Glossary

Sources for Specialty Foods

Bibliographical Notes

Index

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