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Vertamae Grosvenor: Queen of Caribbean Cuisine, Author, TV Host Still Creates Delicious American Dishes

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Clark,Libby (Author)
Format:
Newspaper Article
Publication Date:
2000-02-02
Published:
Los Angeles, CA
ISBN:
0890-4340
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Blacks, African Americans, Television, Culture, Recipes, Cooking, Creole, Smart-Grosvenor, Vertamae, 1938-
Notes:
Storyteller, poet, and culinary anthropologist Vertamae Grosvenor displays the pleasures of African-Atlantic cooking in "Vertamae Cooks in The Americas' Family Kitchen," and in her new series debuting on PBS in October, In both the book and the series, Vertamae shows how African tastes and traditions have influenced the various cuisines of America, acquiring new flavors and ingredients along the way in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. With humor, insight, and gusto, Vertamae shares anecdotes and history as she prepares more than a hundred mouth-watering, down-home recipes. The recipes range from the deliciously unique to the comfortingly familiar, from the spiciness of Bahian Shrimp Creole to the pleasure of sweet potato pie.