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Harris, Jessica B.

Summary: In this captivating new memoir, award-winning writer Jessica B. Harris recalls a lost era--the vibrant New York City of her youth, where her social circle included Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, and other members of the Black intelligentsia. In the Technicolor glow of the early seventies, Jessica B. Harris debated, celebrated, and danced her way from the jazz clubs of the Manhattan's West Side to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HARRIS, JESSICA B. HAR

Summary: Filmmaker Byron Hurt looks at the past and future of soul food, covering its roots in Western Africa, its incarnation in the American South, and the role it plays in the health crisis in the African American community. Examines the socioeconomics of the modern American diet, and how the food industry profits from producing cheap calories while healthy options remain expensive and hard to find.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2013

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD E-TV SOU

Twitty, Michael

Summary: "Culinary historian Michael W. Twitty brings a fresh perspective to our most divisive cultural issue, race, in this illuminating memoir of Southern cuisine and food culture that traces his ancestry--both black and white--through food, from Africa to America and from slavery to freedom. Southern food is integral to the American culinary tradition, yet the question of who "owns" it is one of the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.59 TWI

Raiford, Matthew

Summary: "From the Carolinas to Georgia and Florida, this is where descendants of enslaved Africans came together to make extraordinary food, speaking the African Creole language called Gullah-Geechee. In this groundbreaking and beautiful cookbook, Matthew Raiford pays homage to this cuisine that nurtured his family for seven generations. In 2010, Raiford's Nana handed over the deed to the family farm...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Countryman Press, a Division of W. W. Norton & Company 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 641.59296 RAI

Miller, Adrian.

Summary: In this insightful and eclectic history, Adrian Miller delves into the influences, ingredients, and innovations that make up the soul food tradition. Focusing each chapter on the culinary and social history of one dish--such as fried chicken, chitlins, yams, greens, and "red drinks"--Miller uncovers how it got on the soul food plate and what it means for African American culture and identity....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.59 MIL

Tipton-Martin, Toni

Summary: "More than 100 recipes that paint a rich, varied picture of the true history of African American cooking--from a James Beard Award-winning food writer"--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarkson Potter/Publishers 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.59 TIP

Tillery, Carolyn Quick.

Summary: Provides more than two hundred recipes for traditional Southern dishes, and traces the history and heritage of the Tuskegee Institute through photographs, quotations, and journal excerpts.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Citadel Press 2005

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 641.5 TIL

Terry, Bryant

Summary: "A groundbreaking cookbook from beloved chef-activist Bryant Terry, drawing from African, Afro-Caribbean, and Southern food to create over 100 enticing vegan dishes. Rising star chef and food activist Bryant Terry is known for his simple, creative, and delicious vegan dishes inspired by African American cooking. In this landmark cookbook, he remixes foods of the African diaspora to create...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

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Miller, Adrian

Summary: "Across America, the pure love and popularity of barbecue cookery has gone through the roof. Prepared in one regional style or another, in the South and beyond, barbecue is one of the nation's most distinctive culinary arts. And people aren't just eatingit; they're also reading books and articles and watching TV shows about it. But why is it, asks Adrian Miller--admitted 'cuehead and longtime...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The University of North Carolina Press 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 641.76 MIL

Onwuachi, Kwame

Summary: As a boy Onwuachi was sent from the Bronx to rural Nigeria by his mother to 'learn respect.' Through food, he broke out of a dangerous downward spiral and embarked on a new beginning at the bottom of the culinary food chain before going on to train in the kitchens of some of the most acclaimed restaurants in the country and appearing as a contestant on Top Chef. His love of food and cooking was...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2019

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Samuelsson, Marcus

Summary: It is long past time to recognize Black excellence in the culinary world the same way it has been celebrated in the worlds of music, sports, literature, film, and the arts. Black cooks and creators have led American culture forward with indelible contributions of artistry and ingenuity from the start, but Black authorship has been consistently erased from the story of American food. Now, in The...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Voracious, an imprint of Little, Brown and Company 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.59 SAM

Holland, Tanya

Summary: Brown Sugar Kitchen is more than a restaurant. This soul-food outpost is a community gathering spot, a place to fill the belly, and the beating heart of West Oakland, a storied postindustrial neighborhood across the bay from San Francisco. The restaurant is a friendly beacon on a tree-lined parkway, nestled low and snug next to a scrap-metal yard in this Bay Area rust belt. Out front, customers...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2014

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1 available in Adult Display, Call number: 641.5 HOL

Johnson, J. J.

Summary: In two of the most renowned and historic venues in Harlem, Alexander Smalls and JJ Johnson created a unique take on the Afro-Asian-American flavor profile. Their foundation was a collective three decades of traveling the African diaspora, meeting and eating with chefs of color, and researching the wide reach of a truly global cuisine; their inspiration was how African, Asian, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.59 JOH

Smalls, Alexander

Summary: "Alexander Smalls has owned, conceptualized, and helmed some of New York's most iconic African American restaurants. Now, he follows up the James Beard award-winning Between Harlem and Heaven with Meals, Music, and Muses, a look at his world glimpsed through the lenses of music, food, culture, and history. It is a must-read journey through a life well lived and in recipe and reminiscence...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2020

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Velasquez, Eric

Summary: Ramsey dons his superhero cape to rescue Grandma from the huge octopus she is trying to cook--or is he simply telling a story? Includes author's note on the story's origin and a recipe for Octopus stew.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2019

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Shepard, Ray Anthony

Summary: Here is the riveting dual biography of two little-known but extraordinary men in Civil War history George E. Stephens and James Henry Gooding. These Union soldiers not only served in the Massachusetts 54th Infantry, the well-known black regiment, but were also war correspondents who published eyewitness reports of the battlefields. Their dispatches told the truth of their lives at camp, their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, An Imprint of Highlights 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 973.7 SHE

Sanna, Ellyn

Summary: Describes African-American history, culture, and traditions and presents numerous African-American recipes, also providing cooking tips.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mason Crest 2005

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 641.592 Sanna

Baldwin, James

Summary: Four-year-old TJ spends his days on his lively Harlem block playing with his best friends WT and Blinky and running errands for neighbors. As he comes of age as a "Little Man" with big dreams, TJ faces a world of grown-up adventures and realities. Baldwin's only children's book celebrates and explores the challenges and joys of black childhood. This new edition includes a foreword by Baldwin's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Duke University Press 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC BAL

Samuelsson, Marcus.

Summary: An award-winning chef introduces readers to the eating traditions of Africa in a collection of more than two hundred recipes representing diverse cultures and cuisines, accompanied by a commentary on his journey of culinary exploration across the continent.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: John Wiley & Sons 2006

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 651.596 NAT

Gill, Joel Christian

Summary: "Fights is the visceral and deeply affecting memoir of artist/author Joel Christian Gill, chronicling his youth and coming of age as a Black child in a chaotic landscape of rough city streets and foreboding backwoods"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oni Press 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 741.5 GIL

Whitehead, Colson

Summary: "As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr. Martin Luther King to heart: He is "as good as anyone"... Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college. But for a black boy in the Jim Crow South in the early 1960s, one innocent mistake is enough to destroy the future. Elwood is sentenced to a...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC WHI

Gooding, James Henry

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Books 1992

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7415 GOO

Robinson, Sharon

Summary: "In January of 1963, Sharon Robinson turned thirteen the night before George Wallace declared on national television 'segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever' in his inauguration for governor of Alabama. That was the start of a year that would become one of the most pivotal years in the history of America. As the daughter of Jackie Robinson, Sharon had incredible access to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 ROB

Ortiz, Paul

Summary: "Spanning more than two hundred years, An African American and Latinx History of the United States is a revolutionary, politically charged narrative history, arguing that the "Global South" was crucial to the development of America as we know it. Scholar and activist Paul Ortiz challenges the notion of westward progress as exalted by widely taught formulations such as "manifest destiny" and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.9 ORT

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