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(African American) Moten, Bea. 200 Years of Black Cookery, Volume 1: 250 Total Recipes, 33 African Recipes.

[2], 97pp. Illus. with a photograph of the author cooking in her kitchen. Original pictorial spiral-bound wrappers. First Edition in book form (originally published in the Chicago Tribune). Indianapolis: Leonbea Corp. 1976.

Bea Moten was the first African American radio announcer at the U.N., and she narrated a program until 1969 called African Profiles. As such, she was lucky enough to dine at the homes of numerous African diplomats, some of whose recipes she reproduced in this book. The book also includes 217 traditional Southern recipes, "from chicken feet and rice, to home-made ice cream, peanut butter bread and sausage stuffing for turkey." Moten remarks in her lengthy introduction that, "Africans basically eat the same foods that Americans eat, except the preparation is different. Africans cook chicken, fish and beef together and the taste is unique. Many African cooks often use peanut butter to thicken broth, rather than flour or corn starch." There was sadly never a Volume 2. Minor offset from removed label to upper front wrapper, else near fine. 




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