Food for Thought: A Cookbook Club

    We will have a February meeting via Zoom, but I wanted to add a little something extra this month to make it easier for people to participate.  I have made a Padlet.  This is like a digital board where you can post pictures, make comments/ ask questions and when someone makes a dish after you they can even rate the dish if make yourself. If you would like to particpate on padlet please make a free account and let me know so I can add you.  My email is  

    This month’s book is Sweet Home Café by Albert G. Lukas and Jessica B. Harris. 

    “Since the 2016 opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, its Sweet Home Café has become a destination in its own right. Showcasing African American contributions to American cuisine, the café offers favorite dishes made with locally sourced ingredients, adding modern flavors and contemporary twists on classics. Now both readers and home cooks can partake of the café's bounty: drawing upon traditions of family and fellowship strengthened by shared meals, Sweet Home Café Cookbook celebrates African American cooking through recipes served by the café itself and dishes inspired by foods from African American culture. With 109 recipes, the sumptuous Sweet Home Café Cookbook takes readers on a deliciously unique journey. Presented here are the salads, sides, soups, snacks, sauces, main dishes, breads, and sweets that emerged in America as African, Caribbean, and European influences blended together. Featured recipes include Pea Tendril Salad, Fried Green Tomatoes, Hoppin' John, Sénégalaise Peanut Soup, Maryland Crab Cakes, Jamaican Grilled Jerk Chicken, Shrimp & Grits, Fried Chicken and Waffles, Pan Roasted Rainbow Trout, Hickory Smoked Pork Shoulder, Chow Chow, Banana Pudding, Chocolate Chess Pie, and many others.”


    New members welcome!  To register for either/both the and Padlet call or email Kiki at 822-9105/  

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