melbas american comfort 100 recipes from my heart to your kitchen

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Melba S American Comfort

Author : Melba Wilson
ISBN : 9781476795287
Genre : Cooking
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Fresh from the kitchen of her legendary Harlem restaurant, Melba’s, the reigning queen of American comfort food serves up one hundred delectable recipes that put her own special touch on favorite dishes—and taste just like home. Where do celebrities and foodies go for the most delicious fried chicken and eggnog waffles? To Melba’s, of course! Melba Wilson is a sweet, upbeat, occasionally sassy, always genuine ambassador for the cuisine known for years as soul food but that she prefers to call American comfort food. Melba cut her culinary teeth at the iconic Sylvia’s, the famed Windows on the World, and the hugely popular Rosa Mexicano. Now, as the pioneering owner of her own legendary Harlem restaurant, she proudly holds court in Melba’s always-packed dining room, dishing out lovingly prepared sweet potato pie, wine-braised short ribs, BBQ turkey meatloaf, deviled eggs, and a legion of mouth-watering American classics as well as unforgettable special twists on beloved comfort foods. Now you don’t have to leave the comfort of your own home to dig into her sumptuous signature recipes! With mouthwatering full-color photography and a beautiful design, Melba’s American Comfort features the secrets of her irresistible home cooking, passed down from her great-grandmother and other talented generations and given her own loving variations, plus a treasure trove of delightful stories from the heart of her bustling kitchen.

Brown Sugar Kitchen

Author : Tanya Holland
ISBN : 9781452130637
Genre : Cooking
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Brown Sugar Kitchen is more than a restaurant. This soul-food outpost is a community gathering spot, a place to fill the belly, and the beating heart of West Oakland, a storied postindustrial neighborhood across the bay from San Francisco. The restaurant is a friendly beacon on a tree-lined parkway, nestled low and snug next to a scrap-metal yard in this Bay Area rust belt. Out front, customers congregate on long benches and sprawl in the grass, soaking up the sunshine, sipping at steaming mugs of Oakland-roasted coffee, waiting to snag one of the tables they glimpse through the swinging doors. Deals are done, friends are made; this is a community in action. In short order, they'll get their table, their pecan-studded sticky buns, their meaty hash topped with a quivering poached egg. Later in the day, the line grows, and the orders for chef-owner Tanya Holland's famous chicken and waffles or oyster po'boy fly. This is when satisfaction arrives. Brown Sugar Kitchen, the cookbook, stars 86 recipes for re-creating the restaurant's favorites at home, from a thick Shrimp Gumbo to celebrated Macaroni & Cheese to a show-stopping Caramel Layer Cake with Brown Butter–Caramel Frosting. And these aren't all stick-to-your-ribs recipes: Tanya's interpretations of soul food star locally grown, seasonal produce, too, in crisp, creative salads such as Romaine with Spring Vegetables & Cucumber-Buttermilk Dressing and Summer Squash Succotash. Soul-food classics get a modern spin in the case of B-Side BBQ Braised Smoked Tofu with Roasted Eggplant and a side of Roasted Green Beans with Sesame-Seed Dressing. Straight-forward, unfussy but inspired, these are recipes you'll turn to again and again. Rich visual storytelling reveals the food and the people that made and make West Oakland what it is today. Brown Sugar Kitchen truly captures the sense—and flavor—of this richly textured and delicious place.

Southern Homecoming Traditions

Author : Carolyn Quick Tillery
ISBN : 0806532041
Genre : Cooking
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An NAACP Image Award Finalist "One of the hallmarks of Southern cooking, and soul food in particular, is regional ingredients used to their fullest potential. Tillery's book deserves space on the shelf of any cook who's serious about American cooking." -- Publishers Weekly Add some soul to your home cooking! In this sumptuous feast of a book, Carolyn Quick Tillery serves up hundreds of delectable recipes for down-home-style meals. From traditional Southern dishes that have made a welcome comeback to sophisticated dishes and drinks born of the New South, these recipes capture the tastes, aromas, and emotions of centuries of African-American history. Southern Homecoming Traditions pays tribute to the foods that sustained students at early black colleges in the Atlanta area. These foods nourished their movement for equality. They tell a story of their struggle for survival, a story of memories and celebration at a communal table. So pull up a chair and dig in! A Sampling of the Recipes Main Dishes Spicy Fried Chicken with Spicy Tomato Salad Sunday Collard Greens with Rice and Ham Blazing Jalapeno and Turkey Greens Oxtail Stew with Saffron Rice Southern-Style Barbecued Pork Sandwiches Vegetables & Side Dishes Garden Mustard Greens and Fresh Red Tomatoes Butter Beans and Okra Three-Cheese Macaroni 'n' Cheese Hotlanta Slaw Breads And Desserts Sweet Cornbread Mother's Cake Georgia Peach and Praline Pie Peanut Butter Cake with Creamy Chocolate Amaretto Frosting Sweet Potato Cake with Pineapple Filling and Cream Cheese Frosting "A sterling collection of Southern staples with a twist." -- Publishers Weekly Carolyn Quick Tillery has spent her life savoring Southern flavor in wonderful recipes handed down through family and friends. She is the author of The African-American Heritage Cookbook, A Taste of Freedom, and Celebrating Our Equality. A former Air Force officer and prosecuting attorney, she has been a speaker and seminar leader at numerous events in the U.S. and abroad. She is currently the director of the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) Family Readiness Program at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, where she lives with her husband, Colonel J. R. Tillery.

Sweetie Pie S Cookbook

Author : Robbie Montgomery
ISBN : 9780062416308
Genre : Cooking
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The beloved owner of the wildly popular Sweetie Pie's restaurant, and star of the OWN reality television show Welcome to Sweetie Pie's shares recipes for her renowned soul food and the lessons she's learned on the path to success. Growing up in Mississippi and St. Louis, Robbie Montgomery, the oldest of nine children, was often responsible for putting meals on the family table. Working side by side with her mother in their St. Louis kitchen, Robbie learned to prepare dozens of classic soul food dishes. Now, at seventy-two, Miss Robbie passes down those traditions for generations of fans to enjoy in Sweetie Pie's Cookbook. Robbie takes you into the kitchen to prepare her most favored meals—smothered pork chops, salmon croquettes, baked chicken—and tells you heartfelt and humorous stories, including amazing tales from her life at the restaurant and on the road as a back-up singer. Miss Robbie began her culinary career on the road—in the segregated America of the1960s, finding welcoming restaurants in small cities and towns was often challenging for African-Americans. When a collapsed lung prematurely ended her singing career, Miss Robbie returned to St. Louis, using her formidable cooking talent to open a soul food restaurant that would make her legend. Through her show and this special cookbook, Miss Robbie hopes to maintain the place of soul food cooking—its recipes, history, and legacy—in American culture for decades to come. Sweetie Pie's Cookbook includes 75-100 gorgeous color photos and an Index.

The People S Place

Author : Dave Hoekstra
ISBN : 9781613730621
Genre : Cooking
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Celebrated former Chicago Sun-Times columnist Dave Hoekstra unearths stories as he travels, tastes, and talks his way through 20 of America's soul food restaurants Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. loved the fried catfish and lemon icebox pie at Memphis's Four Way restaurant. In New Orleans, beloved chef Leah Chase recalls introducing George W. Bush to baked cheese grits and scolding Barack Obama for putting Tabasco sauce on her gumbo. Following the "soul food corridor" from the South through northern industrial cities, The People's Place gives voice to the remarkable chefs, workers, and small business owners who provided sustenance and a safe haven for civil rights pioneers, not to mention presidents and politicians; music, film, and sports legends; and countless everyday, working-class people. Featuring photographs, recipes, and ruminations from notable regulars—including Minnijean Brown, one of the Little Rock Nine who integrated Little Rock Central High School in 1957; former congressman and Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young; jazz legend Ramsey Lewis; James Meredith, the first African American student admitted to the segregated University of Mississippi; and many others—The People's Place is an unprecedented celebration of soul food and community.

My Kitchen Year

Author : Ruth Reichl
ISBN : 9781952533204
Genre : Cooking
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'Ruth is one of our greatest storytellers. No one writes as warmly and engagingly about the all-important intersection intimate journey told through recipes, as only Ruth can do.' - Alice Waters My Kitchen Year follows the change of seasons as Ruth Reichl heals through the simple pleasures of cooking after the abrupt closing of Gourmet magazine. Each dish Reichl prepares for herself - and for her family and friends - repsesents a life's passion for food: a blistering ma po tofu that shakes Reichl out of the blues; slow-cooked beef, wine and onion stew that fills the kitchen with rich aromas; a rhubarb sundae to signal the arrival of spring. Part cookbook, part personal narrative, part paean to the household gods, My Kitchen Year reveals Reichl's most treasured recipes, to be shared over and over again with those we love.

Kitchen Simple

Author : James Peterson
ISBN : 9781607740490
Genre : Cooking
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Hundreds of recipes designed to get exceptional meals on the table in under an hour With Kitchen Simple, James Peterson, one of America’s most celebrated cookbook authors and renowned cooking instructors, delivers a definitive resource for the busy home cook. Elevating routine, weekday fare into exciting culinary creations, Peterson proves unequivocally that great food need not be complicated or time-consuming to prepare. More than 200 recipes, such as Summer Steak Salad, Mexican-Style Gazpacho, White Bean Bruschetta, Red Cabbage with Bacon and Apples, and Ricotta Ravioli, are thoughtfully streamlined to require no more than thirty minutes of active prep time with delivery to the table in under an hour. For leisurely meals and celebratory occasions, there are also dozens of luxe dishes, like Red Wine Pot Roast, Eggplant Parmigiano, Duck Confit, and Profiteroles with Chocolate Sauce. And, from the master of sauces, comes a paired-down primer on making foolproof Mayonnaise, Caper and Herb Sauce for vegetables and chicken, and an easy Béarnaise to dress up grilled fish. Kitchen Simple presents creative possibilities for weeknight meals, quick-and-easy breakfasts, impromptu dinner parties, and inspired last-minute desserts. And with Peterson’s invaluable variations, cooks can confidently substitute harder-to-find ingredients with items already at hand. Additional advice on how to stock a pantry with staples to make everyday cooking even easier, plus an inventory of truly indispensable kitchen tools make Kitchen Simple a go-to source of inspiration for cooks of all persuasions: novice or experienced, time-pressed or laid-back, casual or serious. From the Hardcover edition.

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