The cooking gene : a journey through African-American culinary history in the Old South
by
 
Twitty, Michael, 1977- author.

Title
The cooking gene : a journey through African-American culinary history in the Old South

Author
Twitty, Michael, 1977- author.

ISBN
9780062379290
 
9780062379276

Physical Description
xvii, 443 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, genealogical table ; 24 cm

Contents
Preface: The Old South -- No More Whistling Walk for Me -- Hating My Soul -- Mise en Place -- Mishpocheh -- Missing Pieces -- No Nigger Blood -- "White Man in the Woodpile" -- 0.01 Percent -- Sweet Tooth -- Mothers of Slaves -- Alma Mater -- Chesapeake Gold -- The Queen -- Adam in the Garden -- Shake Dem 'Simmons Down -- All Creatures of Our G-d and King -- The Devil's Half Acre -- "The King's Cuisine" -- Crossroads -- The Old Country -- Sankofa -- Author's Note -- Selected Bibliography.

Abstract
"A memoir of Southern cuisine and food culture that traces the paths of the author's ancestors (black and white) through the crucible of slavery to show its effects on our food today"-- Provided by publisher.

Subject Term
African American cooking -- History.
 
Cooking, American -- Southern style -- History.
 
African Americans -- Food -- Southern States -- History.
 
African Americans -- Genealogy.
 
Genetic genealogy.

Format
Book

Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice
New York, NY : Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017.


Material TypeShelf NumberBarcodeStatus
BookHOME COOKING 641.59296 TWIT32530608926224Adult Nonfiction Area