Boricua Soul Cookbook Club – Chapter 5: Soul Food / Mama’s Cooking Leaves Home for the City

Boricua Soul Cookbook Club

The Book: The Jemima Code by Toni Tipton Martin

Chapter 5: Soul Food / Mama’s Cooking Leaves Home for the City


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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:

One-Egg Cake  –  Milkless, Eggless,  Butterless Cake  –  Spicy Dark Chocolate Cake  –  Potatoe Salad  –  Cole Slaw  –  Hopping John  –  Milk-Baked Ham  –  Mrs Viola Taylor’s Chitterlings  –  Mrs Pernella Johnson’s Fried Chitterlings  –  Mrs. Dorothy Brannon’s Chitterlings  –  Mrs. Randolph West End Nursery Chitterlings – Rabbit Sausage  –  Stewed Rabbit  –  Ground Nut Stew

Similar Family Recipes:

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