The Peppers, Cracklings, and Knots of Wool Cookbook: The Global Migration of African Cuisine (Hardcover)

The Peppers, Cracklings, and Knots of Wool Cookbook: The Global Migration of African Cuisine By Diane M. Spivey Cover Image
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Fifteen years in the making, this book emerges as a new approach to presenting culinary information. It showcases a myriad of sumptuous, mouth-watering recipes comprising the many commonalities in ingredients and methods of food preparation of people of color from various parts of the globe. This powerful book traces and documents the continent's agricultural and mineral prosperity and the strong role played by ancient explorers, merchants, and travelers from Africa's east and west coasts in making lasting culinary and cultural marks on the United States, the Caribbean, Peru, Brazil, Mexico, India, and Southeast Asia.

Groundbreaking in its treatment of heritage survival in African and African American cooking, this illuminating book broadens the scope of cuisine as it examines its historical relationship to a host of subjects--including music, advertising, sexual exploitation, and publishing. Provocative in its perspective, The Peppers, Cracklings, and Knots of Wool Cookbook dispels the long-standing misnomer that African cuisine is primitive, unsophisticated or simply non-existent, and serves as a reference in understanding how Africa's contributions continue to mark our cuisine and culture today.

About the Author


Diane M. Spivey is an independent scholar and Research Associate with the Department of History at the University of Miami.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780791443750
ISBN-10: 0791443752
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication Date: October 14th, 1999
Pages: 434
Language: English