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The Cooking Gene – Michael W Twitty

The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South,  by Michael W. Twitty is another book that I picked up from the Millennium Library’s New and Noted Section. If you can get past all the latest and greatest diet and nutrition fad books, there are generally one or two worthwhile titles to pick up and read. I was particularly interested in this book after having recently read John T. Edge’s the Potlikker papers. *Before I…Continue readingThe Cooking Gene – Michael W Twitty

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Black Smoke by Adrian Miller – Review

Black Smoke:  African Americans and the United States of Barbecue, is the latest book from Adrian Miller, a former political policy adviser and current food writer and historian. Black Smoke details the role of black cooks and chefs in the development of barbecue, and how as barbecue has become a more global phenomenon, white chefs, businesses, and media have been erasing the role of blacks in the development and preservation of barbecue. Miller is a James Beard award winner, and worked as…Continue readingBlack Smoke by Adrian Miller – Review

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Klindienst – The Earth Knows My Name

Klindienst review A couple of weeks ago, I was on my way to lunch downtown, and decided I wanted something to read as I ate. So, I stopped into Bison Books and had a browse through their cookbook section. In among the cookbooks, I found two or three interesting non-cookbooks. After leafing through them, I decided upon The Earth Knows My Name: Food, Culture, and Sustainability in the Gardens of Ethnic Americans, by Patricia Klindienst. Klindienst Journeys The Earth Knows my Name recounts…Continue readingKlindienst – The Earth Knows My Name

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Writing in the Kitchen

I received a free, uncorrected proof copy of Writing in the Kitchen to review through Net Galley.  At no time was a positive review of the book expected as a condition for receiving this copy Writing in the Kitchen: Essays on Southern Literature and Foodways. Southern food as it is packaged and sold to the consuming public, is often portrayed as food out of a simpler time. Writing in the Kitchen serves to remind us, that the times were never simple. Beneath…Continue readingWriting in the Kitchen