Monthly Archives: January 2012

Cheers! The Cooking Gene has a new domain! (And a recipe to toast that with….)

Hey all–The Cooking Gene has a new domain: http://www.thecookinggene.com. Rose Hip Cosmopolitan or Red Hibsicus Cosmopolitan Now this is not rose hip time.  Rose hip time is in the summer.  However, if for some odd reason you can find them–try … Continue reading

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Thank You Ebony Hillbillies :) The Cooking Gene Has a Soundtrack for its Campaign Video!

Rique Giving an Impromptu Lesson on Enslaved People’s Fiddling Traditions Special and Heartfelt thanks goes out to the Ebony Hillbillies for allowing us to use their music in our video for Indiegogo.  Rique and I have done interpretation for several … Continue reading

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Indiegogo Campaign Launches in One Week

It has been two days and I’ve gotten four hours of sleep.  No rest for the weary.  The Ancestors are working me overtime. Our Indiegogo Campaign launches on Wednesday, February 1, 2012.  Yes, the first day of African American Heritage … Continue reading

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Speaking of The East…and a Kosher Southern Feast…

So I found the blog of an old friend, my buddy Rabbi Yoni Warren and his lovely wife Leora and their adorable puppy Penny…Libi BaMa’arav, Va’anochi Besof Mizrach (My Heart is in the West but I am in the Far … Continue reading

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Happy Lunar New Year!/10 Reasons Black People Love Chinese Food

Happy Chinese/Lunar New Year! So even though Chinese New Year/Lunar New Year was yesterday, it appears I am not a day late and a dollar short….Lunar New Year celebrations like any transitional celebration spans a number of days–apparently by the 8th … Continue reading

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Go See Red Tails–Like Now….

Sorry–I don’t buy this “don’t command me to go see a movie just because ……”  Go see the damn movie. Put it to you this way—as a Jew–if this was a movie about the Shoah or other aspects of Jewish history … Continue reading

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Bison Tibs (Yes Tibs not Tips) and Ethiopian Treat/Berbere

So if you’re going to be different, and I mean seriously different, you’ve got to pair foods that seem analogous and that make sense when you transfer ingredients.  ጥብስ or tibs is one of my favorite Ethiopian dishes.  Speaking of … Continue reading

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