The cooking gene : a journey through African-American culinary history in the Old South / Michael W. Twitty.
- First edition.
- New York, NY : Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
xvii, , 443,  pages,  unnumbered pages of color plates : color illustrations, color portraits, genealogical table ; 24 cm
- African American cooking -- History.
Cooking, American -- Southern style -- History.
African Americans -- Food -- Southern States -- History.
COOKING / History.
COOKING / Regional & Ethnic / American / Southern States.
- Place of Publication:
- United States New York (State) New York (City)
- "A memoir of Southern cuisine and food culture that traces the paths of the author's ancestors (black and white) through the crucible of slavery to show its effects on our food today"-- Provided by publisher.
- No more whistling walk for me
Hating my soul
Mise en place
No nigger blood
"White man in the woodpile"
Mothers of slaves
Adam in the garden
Shake dem 'simmons down
All creatures of our G-d and King
The devil's half acre
"The King's cuisine"
The old country
- "Designed by Suet Yee Chong."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 423-437).
- Local notes:
- Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the James Samuel Blank Fund.
Kislak Center Banks Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks.
Banks Collection copy: dustjacket retained.
- Penn Provenance:
- Banks, Joanna (donor) (Banks Collection copy)
- Penn Chronology:
- James Samuel Blank Fund.
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Books (University of Pennsylvania)
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Cookbooks (University of Pennsylvania)
- Other format:
- Online version: Twitty, Michael, 1977- Cooking gene.
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