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Iron Pots and Wooden Spoons : Africa's Gift to New World Cooking - Jessica B. Harris

Iron Pots and Wooden Spoons

Africa's Gift to New World Cooking

Paperback Published: 3rd February 1999
ISBN: 9780684853260
Number Of Pages: 224

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Cajun, Creole, and Caribbean dishes all have their roots in the cooking of West and Central Africa; the peanuts, sweet potatoes, rice, cassava, plantains, and chile pepper that star in the cuisines of New Orleans, Puerto Rico, and Brazil are as important in the Old World as they are in the New World. In "Iron Pots and Wooden Spoons, " esteemed culinary historian and cookbook author Jessica Harris returns to the source to trace the ways in which African food has migrated to the New World and transformed the way we eat. From condiments to desserts, Harris shares more than 175 recipes that find their roots and ingredients in Africa, from Sand-roasted Peanuts to Curried Coconut Soup, from Pepper Rum to Candied Sweet Potatoes, from Beaten Biscuits to Jamaica Chicken Run Down, from Shortening Bread to Ti-Punch.

Enticing recipes, a colorful introduction on the evolution of transported African food, information on ingredients from achiote to "z'oiseaux" and utensils make this culinary journey a tantalizing, and satisfying, experience.

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Charlayne Hunter-Gault Chief Africa correspondent, National Public Radio, and author of In My Place [Jessica Harris] is truly the Zora Neale Hurston of culinary anthropology. The New York Times One of those rare books that makes clear why food is important and how food helps people understand themselves and their history.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Ingredients and Utensils
Appetizers
Soups
Sauces and Condiments
Vegetables and Salads
Starches
Main Dishes
Desserts and Candies
Beverages
Index
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ISBN: 9780684853260
ISBN-10: 0684853264
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 3rd February 1999
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.33

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