Monthly Archives: December 2012

A Photo Essay: The Best of 2012 at Afroculinaria Part One

        Working in the tobaccco field, Colonial Williamsburg          

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Why @antebellumchef ?

The medium known as Twitter used to be a piece of the puzzle I didn’t get. I am not interested in famous people doing things I cannot afford or the hygiene habits of anyone–celebrity or civilian. Then Twitter was at … Continue reading

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Interesting Recipe of the Week: Rufus Estes Fried Chicken, Squash Flower Omelette and Ham Sauce

“FRIED CHICKEN—Cut up two chickens. Put a quarter of a pound of butter, mixed with a spoonful of flour, into a saucepan with pepper, salt, little vinegar, parsley, green onions, carrots and turnips, into a saucepan and heat. Steep the … Continue reading

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The Pantry of a Modest Foodie: Ideas on “How To” Provision Your Table with Limited Means

I don’t really want to make this a long post…really I don’t…..so I’m going to try not to. I am supposed to be working on book proposals and that will happen ASAP, I just need to get my juices flowing … Continue reading

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Simple and Cheap: Collard and Fish Pepper Spaghetti

The ingredients are classic to a lot of cuisines, but leafy greens, hot pepper, sesame and peanuts are African Diaspora favorites.  This is a great recipe for Kwanzaa or any time!  The ingredients are inexpensive, versatile and readily available.  I … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It: Louisiana Eats With Poppy Tooker

I had the wonderful opportunity to be interviewed by New Orleans food maven, Poppy Tooker on her nationally recognized NPR program, Louisiana Eats.  I talk about my background in Judaism and how that relates to my personal cooking.  The following … Continue reading

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ReBlogged from Kwanzaa Culinarians: My Senegelese Chicken Soup

Kwanzaa: Using Food and Heritage to Make Meaning Originally posted at:  http://kwanzaaculinarians.com/2012/12/08/kwanzaa-food-heritage-meaning/  Be sure to visit the site often!!!  http://kwanzaaculinarians.com/ Those of us who celebrate Kwanzaa face a lot of ribbing, good natured and otherwise, often questioning the authenticity and … Continue reading

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