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Sylvia's Soul Food

Author:Sylvia Woods

Collected by restaurateur Woods, with assistance from chef Styler ( Primi Piatti ), the recipes include both classics and innovations: fried chitlins, hash venison, smothered chicken, barbecued short ribs of beef and sweet potato pie. While the recipes and methods are well delivered--and, happily, recorded for posterity--the volume may disappoint those who hunger for more information than bare-bones recipes.

C&B Price:$13.50
ISBN: 0688100120
Hardcover: 160 pgs
Publisher: Morrow Cookbooks

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Sylvia's Family Soul Food Cookbook

Author:Sylvia Woods

Sylvia's Family Soul Food Cookbook begins as Sylvia recalls her childhood, when she lived with both her mother and her grandmother -- the town's only midwives. The entire community of Hemingway, South Carolina, shared responsibilities, helped raise all of the children, and worked side by side together every day in the bean fields. Perhaps most important, the community shared its food and recipes. When Sylvia set out to write this cookbook, she decided to hold a cook-off back home in Hemingway at Jeremiah Church. Family and friends of all ages shared their favorite dishes as well as their spirit and love for one another. The recipes offered at the cook-off were then compiled to create this incredible collection, along with many of Sylvia's and the Woods family's own recipes.

Here are the kinds of recipes you'd find if you visited the Woods family's home. Sylvia's daughter Bedelia is well known for her Barbecued Beef Short Ribs, which are as sassy and spicy as Bedelia herself. Kenneth, Sylvia's youngest son, has loved to fish ever since he was a child, spending his summers by the fishing hole in Hemingway. Now Kenneth's son, DeSean, enjoys fishing, too. Kenneth's Honey Lemon Tilefish, DeSean's favorite, is just one of Kenneth's special recipes presented here.

And there are many, many other wonderful dishes, too. In this remarkable cookbook, Sylvia has gathered more than 125 soul food classics, including mouthwatering recipes for okra, collard greens, Southern-style pound cakes, hearty meat and seafood stews and casseroles, salads, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, and more. These recipes are straight from the heart of the Woods community of family and friends. Now Sylvia gives them to you to share with your loved ones. Bring them into your home and experience a little bit of Hemingway's soul.

C&B Price:$18.00
ISBN: 0688162193
Hardcover: 288 pgs
Publisher: Morrow Cookbooks

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At Home with Gladys Knight

Author:Gladys Knight

More than a cookbook...an inspirational guide for readers with diabetes!
Gladys Knight doesn't have diabetes, but the disease is never far from her mind. Her mother, Elizabeth Knight, died of complications in 1998 after living successfully with diabetes for 40 years.
Following her mother's death, Gladys started the Elizabeth Knight Fund with the American Diabetes Association to help people living with diabetes. The singing legend has also been eating healthfully and exercising regularly for many years.
At Home With Gladys Knight's is more than a collection of recipes. It's an inspirational guide that people with diabetes can use to lead a full and healthy life with the disease.
~More than 100 recipes, including appetizers, desserts, breads, soups, salads and salad dressings, fish, meat, poultry and pasta
~Features a healthy living section that outlines a successful exercise plan, self-care tips, and nutrition recommendations
~Includes personal anecdotes from Gladys and captures her mother's heartbreaking yet inspiring fight against diabetes

C&B Price:$11.00
ISBN: 1580400752
Hardcover: 204 pgs
Publisher: American Diabetes Association

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The New Soul Food Cookbook for People with Diabetes

Author:Fabiloa Demps Gaines

African-American cooking. The New Soul Food Cookbook for People with Diabetes enters a new edition with great-tasting and offers you flavorful recipes such as barbecue pulled pork, fried okra, orange sweet potatoes, shrimp jambalaya and more. All of the Cajun, Creole, and down-home favorites are here for you--and now in healthier versions than ever before! Each recipe adheres to the new nutrition guidelines of the American Diabetes Association and is guaranteed to be low in saturated fat

C&B Price:$10.00
ISBN: 158040250X
Hardcover: 160 pgs
Publisher: American Diabetes Association 2 edition (May 17, 2006)

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The New Soul Food Cookbook

Author:Wilbert Jones

America's foremost cookbook on healthy Southern cooking. Wilbert's easy to follow recipes are the perfect meals for today's modern family. Now you all listen, if you love food that comes right from the soul and you want to stay healthy, this is it!? ?Art Smith, James Beard winner and bestselling author of Back to the Table Good For Your Heart, Good For Your Soul Think your soul food favorites are too fattening to eat every day? Worried they're too high in carbs to be part of a healthy lifestyle? Think again! With The New Soul Food Cookbook, all your favorite dishes have been redesigned to be lower in fat, calories, and salt?and many are low in carbs as well. Best of all, these succulent favorites are easy to prepare, so you can enjoy them any time you want! Using fresh ingredients, tons of vegetables and fruits, and deliciously lean cuts of meat, author Wilbert Jones has recreated 124 classic soul food recipes, including 15 low-carb dishes?from soups and salads to entrees and desserts. The New Soul Food Cookbook includes recipes for must-have eats like Forgotten Pork Salad, JalapeCorn Bread, Unfried Chicken, Low-Fat Cheese Biscuits, Fried Green Tomatoes, Mississippi Mud Cake, Fried Turkey and Rice, Banana Pudding, and so much more. Complete with nutritional information, suggested menus, and an all-new chapter dedicated to low carb eating, The New Soul Food Cookbook is jam-packed with healthy dishes that will spice up your dinner table! This is a must have book if you love soul food and want to cook healthier, without losing flavor.? ?Charlotte Lyons, Food Editor of Ebony Magazine Wilbert Jones attended the Ecole de Gastronomique Francaise Ritz-Escoffier culinary school in Paris and was a food scientist at Kraft General Foods. He is the president of Healthy Concepts, Inc., a food and beverage product and development company founded in 1993. He lives in Chicago.

C&B Price:$9.00
ISBN: 0806526947
Hardcover: 128 pgs
Publisher: C Trade Paper ( July1, 2005)

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Smothered Southern Foods

Author:Wilbert Jones

Jones continues to be the master at creating dishes to excite your taste buds. Delicious! Donna Hodge, Food Editor, N'DIGO Magapaper Finger-licking meals for a new generation of soul food lovers. Retha Hill, vice president of content, BET.com Crawfish ouf Chicken Fried Steak, Creamed Spinach, Mixed Berry Cobbler. Is your mouth watering yet? These decadent dishes are part of the long tradition of smothered foods, for which Southern cooks are rightfully famous. And in this new cookbook by the author of The New Soul Food Cookbook, smothering is explained in delicious detail for a new generation of food enthusiasts. Rooted in the author's upbringing and peppered with personal anecdotes, Smothered Southern Cooking explains that smothering is nothing more complicated than covering one food with another food or sauce, while baking or braising the dish in a covered skillet or pot. Vegetables, meats, and even desserts can be smothered, and the results are rich with flavor. This cookbook includes tips on buying and caring for vegetables, a valuable staple of so many Southern recipes, and easy-to-follow directions and serving suggestions for each dish. With recipes for 105 mouthwatering favorites, there's something for everyone in recipes for everything from soups to sweets, including Cajun Butter Beans, Okra and Tomatoes, Smothered Catfish Steaks, Ham and Red Gravy, Hot Buttered Rum Cake, Sweet Potato Crunch and so many more! For a true taste of the South, prepared the way Southern chefs have for generations, Smothered Southern Foods is a delicious way to get cooking. Wilbert Jones attended the ole de Gastronomique Franse Ritz-Escoffier in Paris and was a food scientist for Kraft General Foods. He is the presidents of Healthy Concepts, Inc., a food and beverage product-and-recipe development company founded in 1993. He lives in Chicago.

C&B Price:$10.00
ISBN: 0806527455
Hardcover: 178 pgs
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation (May 6, 2006)

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Southern Homecoming Traditions

Author:Carolyn Quick Tillery

* Spicy Fried Chicken with Spicy Tomato Salad
* Sunday Collard Greens with Rice and Ham
* Blazing Jalapen_o and Turkey Greens
* Black-Eyed Peas with Smoked Ham

Southern Homecoming Traditions is both a cookbook and a celebration of the five historic black colleges and one university that comprise the Atlanta University Center: Morehouse, Spelman and Morris Brown Colleges, Clark-Atlanta University, Interdenominational Theological Center, and Morehouse School of Medicine. Author Carolyn Quick Tillery uses the evocative power of food to take us back to the institutions where so many great African-American leaders were educated, and the region where so many great dishes were created. With over 200 mouthwatering recipes, along with powerful history, moving remembrances, and stunning archival photographs, this book is a homecoming table laden with memories, pride, and pleasure

C&B Price:$16.00
ISBN: 0806526831
Hardcover: 372 pgs
Publisher: Citadel Press

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Turn Up The Heat with Gerry Garvin

Author:Gerry Garvin

Known for keeping it Super Simple, Gerry Garvin is turning up the heat in the kitchen in his debut cookbook full of great tasting recipes for an array of cuisines including French, Italian, Cajun, Indian and down-home American.

As the host of Turn Up the Heat with G. Garvin, one of the most popular programs on TV One, the fastest growing lifestyle and entertainment network targeting African Americans, Garvin combines his impressive culinary resume with his engaging, down-to-earth style to offer simple techniques for savory recipes along with laugh-out-loud anecdotes and indispensable cooking know-how.

C&B Price:$13.50
ISBN: 0696233940
Hardcover: 256 pgs
Publisher: Meredith Books

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African-American Holiday Traditions

Celebrating with Passion, Style, and Grace
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

C&B Price:$17.00
ISBN: 155972532X
Hardcover: 244 pgs
Publisher: Citadel Press

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The Pat Conroy Cookbook

Author:Pat Conroy, Suzanne Williamson Pollak

This book is the story of my life as it relates to the subject of food. It is my autobiography in food and meals and restaurants and countries far and near. Let me take you to a restaurant on the Left Bank of Paris that I found when writing The Lords of Discipline. There are meals I ate in Rome while writing The Prince of Tides that ache in my memory when I resurrect them. There is a shrimp dish I ate in an elegant English restaurant, where Cuban cigars were passed out to all the gentlemen in the room after dinner, that I can taste on my palate as I write this. There is barbecue and its variations in the South, and the subject is a holy one to me. I write of truffles in the Dordogne Valley in France, cilantro in Bangkok, catfish in Alabama, scuppernong in South Carolina, Chinese food from my years in San Francisco, and white asparagus from the first meal my agent took me to in New York City. Let me tell you about the fabulous things I have eaten in my life, the story of the food I have encountered along the way. . .

ISBN: 0385514131

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Large Print

Author:Pat Conroy, Suzanne Williamson Pollak

An accomplished cook in addition to being a successful author, Conroy shares more than 100 memorable recipes and memories from his life.


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Abridged-Audio Cassette

Author:Pat Conroy, Suzanne Williamson Pollak

An accomplished cook in addition to being a successful author, Conroy shares more than 100 memorable recipes and memories from his life.


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Abridged Audio CD

Author:Pat Conroy, Suzanne Williamson Pollak

An accomplished cook in addition to being a successful author, Conroy shares more than 100 memorable recipes and memories from his life.


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The South Beach Diet

Author:Arthur Agatston
The Delicious, Doctor-Designed, Foolproof Plan for Fast and Healthy Weight Loss
Forget those crazy low-carb diets that claim to help you lose ten pounds in two weeks! Here's a sensible one that really works. Florida cardiologist Dr. Arthur Agatston developed the plan after watching his patients fail to lose weight on one fad diet or another. Although the first two weeks are tough, you get to "add back" all the foods you love, remembering just a few simple rules. Phases 2 and 3 are just normal, healthy eating habits -- habits that you may retain for a heart-healthy, high-energy life. This might be the last diet you ever try !!!!


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Audio Cassette (Abridged)
ISBN: 0060530308
Retail Price: $18.95
C&B Price: $13.00

Audio CD (Abridged)
ISBN: 0060530316
Retail Price: $22.00
C&B Price: $15.00

God's Little Chillun

Author:Martha Dawkins Massey
( MIKKI'S) RECIPES The Magic of Southern Cooking
The Hottest # 1 New Cookbook this year. This Little Masterpiece depicts the cooking styles, folklore, remedies and life style of Mikki's slave ancestors who lived in South Carolina in the 1800's.
A sneak preview of some of the savory dishes to be found Mikki's in the God's Little Chillun Plantation Cookbook are: Mikki's Seafood Gumbo, Hoppin John, Thelma's Sweet Potato Pone, Smothered Shrimp and Grits plus many more mouth watering southern dishes.
There is a "Little Bit of this and a Little Bit of that", Everything from words of wisdom, Biblical quotations,to household hints.
Buy this Book Now, Cookbooks make Excellent Gifts for any gift giving event.


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Patti Labelle's Lite Cuisine

Over 100 Dishes With To-Die-For Taste Made With To-Love-For Recipes
Author:Patti Labelle, Laura Randolph Lancaster

Legendary singer and New York Times bestselling author Patti LaBelle reveals her mouth-watering culinary secrets for eating your way to a long and healthy life. "Treat your body like a temple, not an amusement park."
This is the sage advice Patti LaBelle lives by, and in her new book she shares more than 100 original recipes for meals that are not only good for you but taste great, too. She also shares her own personal story of a lifetime of struggling with body image and tells the heartbreaking story of how she lost her mother to diabetes and learned recently that she, too, had the disease.


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Low-Carb Cookbook

Author:Fran McCullough


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Dr Atkins' Quick and Easy New Diet Cookbook

Author:Robert C. Atkins, Veronica C. Atkins

Forget about salad without dressing, dried-out skinless chicken breasts, and tasteless steamed vegetables. Forget about tiny portions, no fat/no flavor foods, and no second helpings. Forget about spending hours in the kitchen. With the delicious recipes in Dr. Atkins' Quick and Easy New Diet Cookbook, you'll feast on juicy steaks, succulent chops, and savory egg and cheese dishes, and indulge in creamy sauces and desserts. Based on the bestselling Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution, the recipes in the Quick and Easy New Diet Cookbook will let you eat the Atkins way, whether you're just beginning the diet, shedding pounds, or maintaining your ideal weight. Each recipe has a carbohydrate-gram count per serving, and there's even a guide to converting your own recipes to the Atkins standard. Designed for healthy eating, this cookbook will help you produce delectable meals every day that will be the key to a whole new you.


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Lauri's Low-Carb Cookbook

Author:Lauri Ann Randolph

Low on Carbs - High on Flavor! Over 230 delicious recipes and each are less than 10 grams carbohydrates per serving! Lauri's Low-Carb Cookbook contains a large variety of cooking styles with both easy recipes and those that cater to a gourmet. The first edition of Lauri's Low-Carb Cookbook was a limited edition to test the market demand for such a cookbook. Due to its overwhelming success and some great suggestions from readers, Lauri has completely revised the cookbook, including a new easy-to-read recipe format, correcting typographical errors, many new recipes, additional nutritional information, a new paperback binding which lays, and so on. More than 50 new recipes have been added including a section of Vegetarian Main Dishes.


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Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution

Author:Robert C. Atkins

Dr. Atkins' original best seller, Diet Revolution, showed millions how to lose weight quickly, easily and without going hungry. Now Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution offers not just weight loss, but total wellness designed for the overweight metabolism. You can: Eat the delicious meals you love. Never count calories. Enjoy a cheeseburger when you're hungry. See amazing results in 14 days. Reach your ideal weight ... and stay thereJoin the new diet revolution ...
Find out How the Atkins diet can help you reduce major health problems, including chronic fatigue, diabetes, and high blood pressure. How the Atkins diet can protect your heart. Why eating rich delicious, gourmet foods can be your path to permanent weight loss. How to cook the Atkins way with spectacular recipes from a world-famous chef. Dr. Atkins' original bestseller, Diet Revolution showed millions how to lose weight quickly, easily, and without going hungry.


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