Take your heart home for the holidays—a time when people put differences aside and join together to share the warmth of friendship and reconnect with family traditions.
These beautifully illustrated pages cover the entire year. You'll find suggestions for bountiful Thanksgiving dinners, Kwanzaa feasts, extravagant year-end holiday parties, Ramadan breakfasts, Carnival bashes, Easter meals, and homey birthday parties. And there are plenty of home-decorating tips to help liven up your everyday surroundings to match the occasion.
In African-American Holiday Traditions, lifestyle authority Antoinette Broussard brings together her personal style for presenting food, home decor, and entertaining panache with the personal recollections of famous African-American women and men. More than fifty distinguished actresses, writers, public servants, entrepreneurs, and artists contribute memories of family holiday traditions and some of their best holiday recipes. Restaurant owner Norma Jean Darden, former president of The Links, Inc., Patricia Russell-McCloud, actresses Vivica Fox and Irma P. Hall, and song stylist Nancy Wilson relate their favorite holiday stories, and there are recipes and recollections from Alma Arrington Brown, psychologist Gwendolyn Goldsby Grant, Kwanzaa stamp designer Synthia Saint James, Joyce Dinkins, Phyllis Yvonne Stickney, Myrlie Evers-Williams, among the many others represented.
Here you'll find the past linked to the present, fond memories that will touch you and remind you of how far we have come and how much can be accomplished when we celebrate our lives together.
Antoinette Broussard runs a California-based protocol and etiquette consulting firm for international businesses. She lives in San Francisco, where is also a practicing interior designer.