The Ethnic Vegetarian: Traditional and Modern Recipes from Africa, America, and the Caribbean

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Rodale, Sep 22, 2004 - Cooking - 272 pages
150 deliciously diverse, culturally based recipes and the history and lore behind them.

"When enjoying a steamy serving of greens laces with peppers or a bowl of spicy gumbo, many people are unaware of the African origins of their meal...The Ethnic Vegetarian was created to preserve and showcase the vegetarian culture of my ancestors." So writes Angela Shelf Medearis in her introduction to this fabulous new cookbook.

The Ethnic Vegetarian opens with three chapters explaining how to adopt an ethnic vegetarian lifestyle, ideas for creating an ethnic vegetarian-friendly kitchen, and basic techniques for cooking in this manner. Next come the wonderfully inventive recipes - from "Moroccan Zucchinin Pancakes" and "Senegalese Tofu" to an eggplant-based "Congo Moambe" - all organized by ethnic cuisine: African, Afro-Caribbean, Native American, Creole, Slavery and Southern, and Modern

More than just recipes, the book also weaves traditions and lore surrounding African-American cookery with the author's own personal memories, experiences, and family history. Her warm and inviting style beckons readers of any ethnic background to explore the homespun authenticity of her recipes and tales to conclude, with her, that "African-inspired vegetarian dishes are as much a part of the American culinary table as apple pie."
 

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LOVE this cook book. It's got some great recipes, is easy to follow and the ingredients can be found in most grocery stores. Our family favorites were Samp & Cowpeas with Kenyan mixed greens. Yum!

Contents

CONDIMENTSAPPETIZERSAND SALADS
4
SOUPS AND STEWS
14
Tanzanian Fried Cabbage
20
South African Corn Pudding
26
Baked Vegetable Cuny
29
Chickpea Croquettes
35
South African Samp and Cowpeas
41
BREADS AND DESSERTS
47
West African Fruit Fritters
53
African and Native American Vegetarian Recipes
94
Creole and Cajun Vegetarian Recipes
120
Modern AfricanAmerican Vegetarian Recipes
194
Menus
222
The Ethnic Vegetarian Kitchen
234
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About the author (2004)

Angela Shelf Medearis, author of The African American Kitchen, is the founder of Diva Productions, Inc., the organization that produces her multicultural children's books, cookbooks, videos, and audiocassettes.

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