C&B BOOKS, was started in 1995, by Carol Rogers & Brenda Piper.The motivation behind this book business, was the lack of affordable books written by black authors.  We decided to become an asset to our Youth and the African American community in a whole.  We offer our books for less then the major stores, we knew this would provide our readers with a wider variety of reading material. We have, titles for all ages in all catagories, fiction, non-fiction, spiritual, inspirational, educational etc.

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Skinny Cooks Can't Be Trusted

Author:Mo'Nique, Imes Jackson, Sherri McGee McCovey
From the cover of Essence to the stage at the Apollo, from reruns of her hit show The Parkers to her reality program Mo'Nique's F.A.T. Chance, Mo'Nique exults in the joys of being a large woman. Here, she explores the great love of her life?food. But this isn't food South Beach diet style. This is food with flavor, from chocolate and cream to sugar and butter and everything in between.

In Skinny Cooks Can't Be Trusted, Mo'Nique's fondest food memories (like her mama's stuffed fish that blew up in the oven but made it to the table anyway) are accompanied by cooking tips (when in doubt, taste it to make sure), food strategies (gather everything in one place so you don't tire yourself out runnin' around the kitchen), and "what to wear if you're gonna go there" (because if done right, good food can lead to good lovin'!).

C&B Books Price:$17.00
Hardcover: 176 pgs
Publisher: Amistad (October31, 2006)

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 Plan Your African American Family Reunion

Author:Krystal Williams
Here's help. How to Plan Your African-American Family Reunion provides all the guidance you will need to plan a perfect family reunion, from the simplest to the most elaborate. Mixing personal testimonies and photographs of actual reunions, this companion offers "secret" family recipes, suggestions for reunion activities, and mementos, from videos to T-shirts. There are also savvy tips to help you contact family members via the Internet and techniques for completing your family tree. This lively book illustrates not only the fun of these unique family get-togethers but shows the value they have in keeping families together. With it you can assure that your family will prove strong and enduring into future generations.


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Recipes from the Road

Author:Sharon T. Freeman

A cookbook that reveals the ingredients for exciting global cuisine and for success as a global business women.


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Sweet Potato Queens

Author:Jill Conner Brownie

They're wild, beloved, and all-around fabulous, but with the Sweet Potato Queens, there're just never enough good times—or enough good eats. Well, now all fabulous women everywhere can have their own mountains of royal fun and food, because best-selling author and Boss Queen Jill Conner Browne is revealing her big-ass top secret recipes and the events that inspired them in The Sweet Potato Queens’ Big-Ass Cookbook (and Financial Planner). And, of course, she's dishing up plenty of hilarious stories, including: Queenly adventures in mothering The tiniest bit of plastic surgery The all-true story of the Cutest Boy in the World And, oh yes, as promised: Sound financial planning. Tip number one: Hope that Daddy lives forever. Author Biography: Jill Conner Browne is the author of the best-selling The Sweet Potato Queens’ Book of Love and God Save the Sweet Potato Queens. She is Boss Queen of the Sweet Potato Queens of Jackson, Mississippi, and now tours and speaks full-time about all things Queenly.


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Taste of Freedom

Author:Carolyn Quick Tillery

A great Cookbook With Recipes and Remembrances from the Hampton Institute


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Cookin' Up A Storm

The Life and Recipes of Annie Johnson
Author:Jane Lee Rankin (Foward)Eugene Callender

Good old fashion homecoming meals reveal in the well organized book of recipes. Don't know how to cook finger licking dishes? Try one of Annie's dishes and you will be a winner at any dinner table.


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LaBelle Cuisine

Recipes to Sing About
Author:Pattie LaBelle(with)Laura B. Randolph

I hope to meet Pattie just to taste her Mac & Cheese and that great peach cobbler have tried almost every recipe in the book. They are all good. Especially the home made carrot cake, macaroni and cheese and fried corn. Pattie is a cooking is a great as her singing.


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Iron Pots and Wooden Spoons

Africa's Gift to New World Cooking
Author:Jessica B. Harris

EXCERPT From: Deserts and Candies BEIJOS DE ANJO(BRAZIL)This is a classic Brazilian dessert. The quantity of eggs and sugar can be startling to those not accustomed to the sweetness that the Portuguese inherited from their Moorish conqueres. The small cakes, which are called angel's kisses, are prepared and then immersed in a sugar syrup. SERVES TEN 9 egg yolks (2) egg whites, beaten into stiff peaks - 1 pound sugar - 1 1/2 cups water - 3 drops vanilla extract In a medium-sized bowl, beat the egg yolks vigorously. Then fold in the egg whites. Pour the egg mixture into small muffin molds that have been greased and floured. Put the muffin tins in the oven and cook at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare a sugar syrup of the remaining ingredients as described in the previous recipe. When the Beijos de Ango are cooked, unmold, place them in the sugar syrup, and poach them for 15 minutes. Serve the Beijos de Anjo in a large glass bowl. Pour a bit of the sugar syrup over each serving.


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Soul Food

Recipes and Reflection from African-American Churches
Author:Joyce White

Church suppers the comforting blend of traditional dishes and warm fellowship that truly feed our spirits ? fill this cookbook The pages of Soul Food are filled with grainy black-and-white snapshots of church suppers and women in aprons tending big pots of greens on the stove. It is not the first African-American cookbook to wander down this memory lane is your mouth watering yet?


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The Ebony Cookbook

A Date with a Dish
Author:Freda DeKnight

Every Recipe is Delicious! This cookbook lets you cook wonderful dishes with what is usually already your kitchen cabinet outstanding, yet simple cooking. I think that this is one of the most underrated cook books out, it should get more publicity. Try it and see for yourself the simplicity of this cook book, for on the go women who want to create a great meal and just don't have the time, between work, kids, and chores.


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 Mama Dip's Kitchen

Author:Mildred Council

Mama Dip's Kitchen showcases the same down-home, wholesome, everyday Southern cooking for which its namesake restaurant is celebrated. The book features more than 250 recipes for such favorites as old-fashioned chicken pie, country-style pork chops, sweet potatoes, fresh corn casserole, pound cake, and banana pudding. Chapters cover breads and breakfast dishes; poultry, fish, and seafood; beef, pork, and lamb; vegetables and salads; and desserts, beverages, and party dishes


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The Black Family Reunion Cookbook

Author:The National Council of Negro Women

Inspired by the Black Family Reunion Celebrations, held in seven cities every summer, this book reflects the local, national, and international heritage of the African American community. With first-person reminiscences and recipes from celebrities like Wilma Rudolph, Natalie Cole, Esther Rolle, and Patti LaBelle, this cookbook offers a delightful diversity of over 250 dishes.


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Cooking With Heart and Soul

Author:Isaac Hayes (with)Susan DiSesa

Sweet Elizabeth's Salmon Croquettes- This is a variation on the salmon patties I often ate as a child. Back when I was in the first grade, I had a crush on a girl named Elizabeth. We didn't have lunch boxes or buckets out in the country; we carried our food in an old molasses pail. Whenever she unwrapped the wax paper and saw that she had salmon patties sandwiched between two biscuits, she always shared them with me. So now I'm sharing them with you. I like to use a commercial deep-fryer for this recipe, but you can use a frying pan if you prefer. Serves 8 to 10


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Al Roker's Big, Bad Book of Barbecue

100 Easy Recipes for Barbecue and Grilling
Author:Al Roker-Mark Thomas(Photographer)

Just in time for Father's Day, America's most famous dad invites us into his own backyard to share grilling recipes, family anecdotes, tips, techniques, and rules (such as Rule#1: Never touch another man's grill If a man's home is his castle, then his backyard is his kingdom. In this book, Today weatherman Al Roker opens the gate to his own kingdom and reveals his expertise and passion for grilling and barbecue. Full of Al's own tips and reminiscences, the Big, Bad Book of Barbecue is more than.


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The African American Heritage Cookbook

Author:Carolyn Quick Tillery

Traditional Recipes and Fond Remembrances from Alabama's Renowned Tuskegee Institute


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The New Low-Country Cookbook
1st Touchstone Ed

Author:Marvin Woods-Karen Hess

EXCERPT: Country Captain Chicken Makes 4 to 6 servings This dish, my updated version, exemplifies the influence of eastern India on the cuisine of the South. Like many Indian dishes, this chicken dish utilizes yogurt, curry, and mint in the marinade before it is grilled. (I also give directions on how to oven-fry the chicken.) As to how its name came about, there seem to be several theories. One is that it originated with an Indian officer who introduced a sea captain to this dish, who then brought the recipe to the United States
Ingredients: 1 cup plain yogurt, 1/2 cup tomato paste, 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves, 2 tablespoons minced garlic, 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, 1 teaspoon curry powder, 1 teaspoon chili powder , 1 teaspoon ground turmeric, 1 teaspoon ground cumin, 1 teaspoon, ground coriander, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon freshly, ground blackpepper, One 4 1/2- to 5-pound chicken, cut into pieces, rinsed and patted dry -1/4 cup vegetable oil (for ovenfry method only)


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Mother Africa's Table

A Collection of West African and African-American Recipes
National Council of Negro Women - Cassandra H. Webster - Iyanla Vanzant: A male child has been born into this world and is now eight days old, so a time has been set for the Yoruba ritual naming ceremony. The ceremony's purpose is threefold: to establish the child's character traits, to make a link between the child and community, and to affirm and assure. The community affirms its responsibility in the upbringing of the child; the child is assured that he will be welcome and will be cared for by his family and the community. The Baba Lawo, or high priest, will officiate at the joyous event. The child's aunt has gathered the ritual items to place on his tongue: hot pepper sauce, honey, water, salt, gin, and a piece of coconut. They are crucial in helping to establish desirable character traits for this new life. The child's grandmothers are preparing the celebration dishes for this great day. The child's aunt will wear a golden buba and matching knife, along with her best amber jewelry. The Naming Ceremony is among the most joyous of all because it welcomes a new, sweet spirit into the world. Jollof Rice - Chachanga (Spicy Meat Kabobs) -Akara (Shrimp and Black-Eyed Pea Fritters) -Sweet Pepper Salad - Ginger-Roasted Fish -Chicken Groundnut Stew With Vegetables -Jamma Jamma (Spiced Greens) -Chile Sambal (Dark Chile Shrimp Condiment) - Ginger-Citrus Sparkler.


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