Category Archives: The Cooking Gene

Whose Cuisine Is It Anyway? White or Black or Native? The Cooking Gene responds…

https://www.cooknscribble.com/posts/2017/10/13/the-cooking-gene-whose-cuisine-is-it-anyway One of my favorite reviews because it comes from the heart. It is written by a white Southern writer, Patricia Haynes,  who knows her hometown of Richmond, Virginia and put her sense of place and heritage into this review. I love … Continue reading

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COLUMN: ‘The Cooking Gene’ enlightens on soul food, southern history, African American culture | Indiana Daily Student

http://www.idsnews.com/article/2017/10/column-the-cooking-gene-enlightens-on-soul-food-southern-history-african-american-culture This was an awesome review that I’m happy to share with you. The quote below says a lot.  The knowledge of our Ancestors and our stories is critical to the true history of our food. Writing about one’s genealogy is not … Continue reading

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Welcome to #TheCookingGene Journey: A Photo Essay with a Recipe 

I started writing this book on paper plates and paper bags.  I walked around with an entire book in my head from my years.  Paula Deen happened, my response went viral, agents started calling and asking if I had a book in mind. Two years of … Continue reading

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Kosher/Soul Collards 

The Green Glaze, the most beautiful of American old variety collard greens.  Kosher/Soul Collards (partly based on Matt’s Four Pepper Collards, from The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen) 2013. ¼ cup of canola oil 1 cup of red onion cut into thin slices … Continue reading

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Nigella!

Nothing much to see here except, NIGELLA LOVES MY BOOK! FOODIE FANBOY EXPLOSION!

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‘Cooking Gene’ Follows History of Food, Family | Atlanta Jewish Times

http://atlantajewishtimes.timesofisrael.com/cooking-gene-follows-history-of-food-family/ Some people just get it.  I don’t know what to say other than you’re welcome. 😊✡Shana Tovah U’metukah! Have a happy and sweet New Year, filled with happiness and joy.  It’s been a swirling two days….time to rest before … Continue reading

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COTTON IS NOT INHERENTLY RACIST. 

I’m not even linking to the story because it’s that stupid. I can’t be bothered. Hobby Lobby, which I would never patronize because of their stance on birth control, etc. sells decorative cotton. Once upon a time, so did I. … Continue reading

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