by John Mason
Here, once again is a serious, extensive, and detailed review of the foods and culinary habits which have helped Orisa worshipers in Yorubaland, Cuba, Haiti, and the United States not only to survive, but to thrive as they have endeavored to first construct, in West Africa, then reconstruct, in the Americas, their cultural identities. The religious, social, and political roles of food and its methods of preparation are discussed. The links between the social and religious cooking of West Africans, African Caribbeans, and African Americans are given close scrutiny. *The book is richly illustrated and has a 32 page, color photos insert.
Paperback: 198 pages