Boricua Soul Book Club: Jemima Code Week 1

The Jemima Code by Toni Tipton Martin

Ok let’s kick this Cookbook Club off by starting with The Forewards by John Egerton and Barbara Haber then chapter 1.

If you don’t have the book don’t worry because you can join us at anytime.


Please join our Facebook Group as discussion questions will be posted there.

Recipe Attempts

Every chapter of this book contains recipes from cookbooks authored by African Americans. The recipes are in their original form using ingredients and techniques available at the time. This week, experiment with as many of the recipes as you can. The challenge here is that sometimes quantities and directions are missing. Many times the writer assumes the person making the recipes understands a standard cooking practice for the times. To carry out some of these recipes you will have to be creative and fill in the blanks. Please share your experiences in exploring the recipes with the Facebook group. Take pictures and share what you did (especially at points where a quantity or method is missing) or would do differently than the written recipe.


Recipes in this Chapter:

Salt Rising Bread – Soft Ginger Bread – Cream Cake – Sally Dough Cake – White Mountain Cake – Queen Party Cake – Cork Cake – Sponge Cake – Dover Cake – Washington Cake – Bread Dough Cake – Grated Bread Cake – Maryland Beat Biscuits – Egg Rolls

Similar Family Recipes:

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