Watermelon and Red Birds: A Cookbook for Juneteenth and Black Celebrations (Hardcover)

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The first cookbook to celebrate and investigate Juneteenth, from critically acclaimed food writer Nicole Taylor who draws on her decade of experiences observing the holiday.

Nearly two years after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, Union troops spread the world of liberation to African Americans. And so, on June 19, 1865, in Galveston, Texas, festivities sprung up with song, dance, and most importantly, food. Having been officially recognized and a national holiday, eaters are eager to raise glasses and break bread to honor America’s forgotten backbone.

Watermelon and Red Birds contains 75 delicious dishes that are simple, victory garden-driven, and approachable. Nicole Taylor provides a new technique to dining at home with all the basics for hosting a bounteous dinner party, all-day brunch, brawny BBQ, clever picnic, and parade-themed kickback, along with thoughtful, moving essays about the meaning of Juneteenth.

Recipes include:
-Sweet Potato Yogurt Pops
-New Age Wedge Salad
-Smoked Paprika and Cocoa Popcorn
-Blueberry and Beef Puff Pies
-Squash Blossom Cornbread
-Nectarine Milkshake
-And more!

Taylor is a gifted storyteller, an expert researcher, and a talented home cook who brings all those gifts and more to Watermelon and Red Birds. These recipes and essays will inspire gatherings and salute one of the most important American holidays all year round.

About the Author

Nicole A. Taylor is a producer based in New York City and Georgia. In 2020, she was nominated for two James Beard Awards for Personal Essay Short Form and Innovative Storytelling. She has written for The New York TimesDepartures, Atlas Obscura, and Food & Wine. Nicole founded NAT Media, an original content company focused on producing and amplifying Black food creatives. She is the author of The Up South Cookbook and The Last O.G. Cookbook and was the executive food editor at Thrillist. She also serves on the advisory committee for the MOFAD’s upcoming exhibit, African/American.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781982176211
ISBN-10: 1982176210
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: May 31st, 2022
Pages: 272
Language: English

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