Celebrate With Passion, Style, And Grace
All year round, holidays give us the perfect excuse to get together, to share the warmth of friendship and to reconnect with family traditions. And celebrating in creative new ways brings us even closer.
In this beautiful and unique book, lifestyle authority Antoinette Broussard combines her flair for presenting food and home décor with personal recollections from more than fifty distinguished African Americans. You’ll find favorite recipes and heartwarming stories from Vivica A. Fox, Nancy Wilson, Joyce Dinkins, Myrlie Evers-Williams, and many others, alongside inspirational ideas for:
- Holiday Decorating, Our Way
- Spiritual Renewal and Religious Observance
- Cotillions, Beautillions, and Other Great Party Ideas
- And much more!
Plus dozens of delicious and adaptable recipes, including:
- Giraumon (Pumpkin Soup)
- Manchupa (traditional Cape Verde stew)
- Haitian-Style Turkey with Creole Sauce
- Chicken and Seafood Gumbo
- Salmon Cornbread Cobbler
- Mama Helen’s Red Velvet Cake
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.
“[Broussard’s] message to African Americans is vital to everyone. Holiday celebrations are important. Put aside your differences and have a good time.”—San Francisco Chronicle
Antoinette Broussard works as an interior designer in San Francisco, where she has lived for the past thirty-four years. She is also the founder and director of L' Ecole d' etiquette, a finishing and etiquette program for children, teenagers, and adults. Ms. Broussard has appeared on BET, and has been a guest on several radio and television shows, including ABC-7 Sunday Morning News, and KTVU's Bay Area People. She has three grown children.