BOOK: Down Home Wholesome

AUTHOR: Danella Carter
PUBLISHER: Dutton
PRICE: $24.95
CALL: 800-253-6476
This book proves that it’s possible to have a healthy love of soul food and still be healthy. The traditional high-fat, high-sodium African American diet has been linked to high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and obesity. The author trims the extra fat, sugar and salt from some of your favorites–such as red beans and rice, catfish with cornmeal crust, shrimp and grits and peach cobbler–and replaces them with savory low-fat ingredients, fresh herbs and spices. Each recipe includes a nutritional analysis of calories, grams of fat, carbohydrates and sodium. Categories include Sunday breakfast, soups and stews, dinner classics, desserts and a chapter on healing bath tips. “As a fourth generation cook, I bring a flash of history, a brief family portrait, my most treasured recipes and, most importantly, a means of self-empowerment through proper diet and nutrition,” says Carter.
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Book Review: LITERATURE
BOOKS: The Heritage Series
PUBLISHER: Candace Press
PRICE: $29.95 per volume plus $4.95 shipping; set: $349 with free shipping.
CALL: 888-247-5580
This collection of rare. original first editions of the most treasured and important works of African American writers is one-of-a-kind, and will make a priceless addition to your library. The elegant leather-bound packaging is nearly as impressive as the work itself. Artwork and tides are inlaid in gold for a classic look, and moire fabric endsheets and gilded page ends ensure a long reading life. Placed upright, side by side, the spines of the 12 volumes merge into a mural of the authors.

The series includes: Vol. I- Frederick Douglass, Life and Times of Frederick Douglass; Vol. II–Aunt Sally, The Cross The Way of Freedom; Vol. III–Booker T. Washington, Up From Slavery (with excerpts from Character Building); Vol. IV–Sojourner Truth, A Bondswoman of Olden Time; Vol. V–Charles W. Chesnutt, The Wife of His Youth; Vol. VI–Matthew A. Henson, A Negro Explorer at the North Pole; Vol. VII- Paul Lawrence Dunbar, The Life and Works of Paul Lawrence Dunbar; Vol. VIII–James Weldon Johnson, Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man; Vol. IX–Jean Toomer, Cane; Vol. X–W.E.B. DuBois, The Souls of Black Folk; Vol. XI–Carter G. Woodson, Mis-Education of the Negro; Vol. XII- Phillis Wheatley, Poems on Various Subjects and James Weldon Johnson, God’s Trombones.

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