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Vertamae Cooks in the Americas' Family Kitchen

By Vertamae Grosvenor

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"Storyteller, poet, and culinary anthropologist Vertamae Grosvenor displays the pleasures of Afro-Atlantic cooking in this soulful companion to the new PBS series The Americas' Family Kitchen. Here, as in the series, she shows how African tastes and traditions have influenced the various cuisines of America, acquiring new flavors and ingredients along the way in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.  You'll find more than a hundred mouth-watering, down-home recipes, spiced with Vertamae's anecdotes, humor, and historical insights. The recipes range from the surprising to the happily familiar, from zesty Bahian shrimp creole to the simple pleasures of sweet potato pie. And everything from Hoppin' John to Sunshine Soup to Low Country Red Rice has a story."

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New World Kitchen: Latin American and Caribbean Cuisine

By Norman Van Aken

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Norman Van Aken explores the rich influence of Latin American cuisine on the American palate. The roots of these amazing savories come from Africa, Spain, and the native peoples of the islands and the expansive countries that make up Latin America. Van Aken has written in a straightforward manner and has chosen to use ingredients which, while exotic (scotch bonnet chiles, tomatillos or jicama) are not impossible for a home chef to acquire. The recipes are sophisticated, yet doable.
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