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They say you eat with your eyes. In that case, Robin Ha’s vibrant illustration style presents readers with a feast to savor in this comic book cookbook. Readers are guided along a delicious journey in Korean cuisine through a series of fluid (and often humorous) cartoon recipes narrated by Dengki, Ha’s hanbok-clad host character. Not merely a collection of practical recipes, Cook Korean also tells the story of Ha’s immigration to the U.S, and her reconnection to Korean culture through the process of learning and cooking family dishes with her mother.

Cook Korean!: A Comic Book with Recipes [A Cookbook] Cover Image
ISBN: 9781607748878
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Ten Speed Press - July 5th, 2016

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Michael W. Twitty is a food blogger and teacher who is known for his expertise on food in the African American tradition. In this, his first book he explores his genealogy and family tree for the history of African American food traditions. He includes commentary from historians and his own travels across the south to explore the kinds of plants brought from Africa that have become a staple of soul food today.  

The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062379290
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Amistad - August 1st, 2017

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No one has transformed the way Americans think about food—its place in our individual and collective lives, and as a conveyer of our values—than Alice Waters. The founder of iconic Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley, California, and the driving force behind the Edible Schoolyard program that has introduced tens of thousands of schoolchildren across America to the art of growing and cooking food, Waters has now written her long-awaited memoir. In Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook (Clarkson Potter, $27) she describes her roots in New Jersey, her coming of age during the political tumult of the 1960s, and her ongoing crusade to make locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, and “slow food” the mainstays of a new American cuisine. Throw in a few spicy love affairs, her passion for books, and a life spent intersecting with presidents and movie moguls, and you’ve got a book that is a satisfying and delicious full-course meal.

Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307718280
Availability: Backordered
Published: Clarkson Potter - September 5th, 2017