The Resource Vibration cooking, or, the travel notes of a Geechee girl, Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor, (electronic resource)

Vibration cooking, or, the travel notes of a Geechee girl, Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor, (electronic resource)

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Vibration cooking, or, the travel notes of a Geechee girl
Title
Vibration cooking, or, the travel notes of a Geechee girl
Statement of responsibility
Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor
Title variation
Travel notes of a Geechee girl
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Vibration Cooking was first published in 1970, not long after the term "soul food" gained common use. While critics were quick to categorize her as a proponent of soul food, Smart-Grosvenor wanted to keep the discussion of her cookbook/memoir focused on its message of food as a source of pride and validation of black womanhood and black "consciousness raising." In 1959, at the age of nineteen, Smart-Grosvenor sailed to Europe, "where the bohemians lived and let live." Among the cosmopolites of radical Paris, the Gullah girl from the South Carolina low country quickly realized that the most universal lingua franca is a well-cooked meal. As she recounts a cool cat's nine lives as chanter, dancer, costume designer, and member of the Sun Ra Solar-Myth Arkestra, Smart-Grosvenor introduces us to a rich cast of characters. We meet Estella Smart, Vertamae's grandmother and connoisseur of mountain oysters; Uncle Costen, who lived to be 112 and knew how to make Harriet Tubman Ragout; and Archie Shepp, responsible for Collard Greens à la Shepp, to name a few. She also tells us how pound cake got her a marriage proposal (she didn't accept) and how she perfected omelettes in Paris, enchiladas in New Mexico, biscuits in Mississippi, and feijoida in Brazil. "When I cook, I never measure or weigh anything," writes Smart-Grosvenor. "I cook by vibration." This edition features a foreword by Psyche Williams-Forson placing the book in historical context and discussing Smart-Grosvenor's approach to food and culture. A new preface by the author details how she came to write Vibration Cooking
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Smart-Grosvenor, Vertamae
Dewey number
641.59/296073
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • African American cooking
  • Cooking, American
  • African Americans
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
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Vibration cooking, or, the travel notes of a Geechee girl, Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor, (electronic resource)
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780820339597
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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12442994
Publisher number
MWT12442994
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Vibration cooking, or, the travel notes of a Geechee girl, Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780820339597
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
12442994
Publisher number
MWT12442994
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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