Book or Magazine Title: The Black Family Reunion Cookbook (Recipes & Food Memories™)
Author (s): National Council of Negro Women
Category: Family ethnic cooking
ISBN: 1-879958-00-7
Publisher: Tradery House
Date published: 1991
Edition: n/a
Description: Hardcover
Illustrated: No
Photographs: No
Price: Hardcover not available.
Available also in Paperback for $14.00 on Amazon

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Dedication
Chapter 3: Black Family Pledge
Chapter 4: Bread Specialties
Chapter 5: Soups & Salads
Chapter 6: Vegetables & Side Dishes
Chapter 7: Main Meal Dishes
Chapter 8: Family Desserts
Chapter 9: African American Heritage

This is a really interesting book.  There are so many anecdotes in it, that it teaches me so much about Black Culture.  I love the last chapter entitled African American Heritage.  There are menus and information about ingredients.   There is a section on Celebrations and a description of the holidays such as Kwanzaa and Karamu and Juneteenth. 

There is a recipe for hushpuppies that I am looking forward to trying this week.

We had Roast Turkey in Peanut Butter last night.  WOW!!  What great flavors.  

Here is the recipe.

10-12 pound turkey
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon celery salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon pepper
1/3 cup milk or cream
1 cup water

Note stuffed turkey requires 30-45 minutes more roasting time.


Diane's notes:  I substituted a 6-7 pound roasting chicken.  I used celery seed instead of celery salt and only used a teaspoon of table salt.  Peanut butter is usually salted and we didn't need that much sodium in the meal.  This was roasted in my Nesco Roaster and the liquid at the bottom was water and a salt free chicken bouillon cube.  Since chicken takes less time to roast than turkey, I wanted the basting liquid to be tasty and thought it wouldn't get a chicken flavor in a short amount of time.


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