The Black Family Reunion Cookbook (Paperback)

Black Family Reunion Cookbook

By National Council of Negro Women

Atria Books, 9780671796297, 224pp.

Publication Date: May 7, 1993

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (11/1/1991)

List Price: 15.99*
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The Black Family Reunion Celebrations, organized by The National Council of Negro Women and held in seven cities across America every summer, celebrate and preserve the values, traditions, and strengths of the African-American family. Inspired by these festivals, The Black Family Reunion Cookbook contains more than 250 recipes from home kitchens across America, seasoned with warm memories and “homemade love.”

Including personal reminiscences from celebrities such as Natalie Cole, Wilma Rudolph, Patti LaBelle, and Spetman College President Johnetta Cole, this unique collection reflects the local, national, and international heritage of the Black community. It offers dishes for every occasion and every taste, from African-inspired Mustard Greens with Peanut Sauce to down-home Family Famous Chicken and Dumplings, from a traditional gumbo to sophisticated Sweet Potato Smoked Turkey Bisque, and, in honor of the council's founder, Mary McLeod Bethune, her own recipe for her celebrated Sweet Potato Pie.

About the Author

The National Council of Negro Women, located in Washington, D.C., was founded in 1935 and operates in 42 states, with vital programs addressing women's special concerns. This book was developed by Libby Clark, Food Editor of The Los Angeles Sentinel; Janet Cheatham Bell, President and owner of Sabayt Publications in Chicago, Illinois; and Jessica B. Harris, a professor at Queens College, New York, and the author of several cookbooks.

Praise For The Black Family Reunion Cookbook: Black Family Reunion Cookbook

Dionne Warwick Strong families and good cooking often go hand-in-hand. This book is a celebration of both.

Jonell Nash Food Editor Essence This book answers many questions, from the simple -- what to cook for dinner tonight -- to the profound -- why our food legacy is to be treasured.

The Houston Post Not only do you get terrific recipes, you partake in history, culture, and tradition.

Bill Cosby The NCNW...speaks to the wealth and diversity of African-American cooking...After reading this book, you'll see why it's so hard to leave home.