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The African American Heritage Cookbook

Carolyn Quick Tillery

ISBN 1559723254
Publish Date 1/1/2001
Format Hardcover
Categories Citadel, Cooking
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For over 100 years, the small Southern town of Tuskegee, Alabama, has been a mecca for African Americans. The Tuskegee Institute, founded by former slave Booker T. Washington in 1881, grew from a fledgling school to become a major center of American progress and education. This unique narrative cookbook traces the history and heritage of Tuskegee through reminiscences, vintage photographs, poetry, journal entries, and more than 200 recipes for delicious appetizers, entrees, side dishes, breads, beverages, and desserts that reflect the diverse and mouthwatering flavors of Southern African-American cuisine.

The African-American Heritage Cookbook brings alive the pride and courage of the thousands of Tuskegee alumni, among them George Washington Carver and Rosa Parks, who have gone forth to change America and the world. Many Tuskegee graduates have contributed memories, vignettes, and classic Southern recipes—including Crab Bisque, Island Soup, Mom’s Devilish Catfish Stew, Smothered “Yard Bird,” Louisiana Gumbo, Creole Rice, Sweet Potato Casserole, Spoon Bread, Peach Pandowdy, and Dr. Carver’s Peanut Cake with Molasses.

More than a collection of wonderful recipes, The African-American Heritage Cookbook is a tribute to the abundantly rich history and civil rights legacy that have made the Tuskegee Institute a landmark and an inspiration.

More than 200 recipes included


Old-Fashioned Lemonade
May Day Strawberry Punch
Clove Lemonade
Apricot Iced Tea


Spicy Papaya Salsa With Grilled Shrimp
99th Pursuit Wings
Hot Clam Dip
Smoked Salmon Ball

Soups And Salads

Island Soup
Sweet Potato Soup
Dr. Carver’s Alfalfa Salad
Old-Time Potato Salad

Main Dishes

Roast Suckling Pig
Salmon Croquettes
Chicken And Yellow Rice
Louisiana Gumbo
Mom’s Devilish Catfish Stew
Southern Barbecue
Smothered Yard Bird
Jolof Rice

Also Includes

Side Dishes

About Carolyn Quick Tillery:

Carolyn Quick Tillery is a Tuskegee Institute alumna, a former Air Force officer and prosecuting attorney. Her other books include Celebrating Our Equality:  A Cookbook with Recipes and Remembrances from Howard University and A Taste of Freedom:  A Cookbook with Recipes and Remembrances from the Hampton Institute.  Her latest book in this series is Southern Homecoming Traditions, an NAACP Image Award finalist. She lives in the Washington, D.C. area.

Photo Credit: Ashley E. Tillery

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