Tuesday, February 23, 2021

African American Month with Sweet Home Cafe Cookbook

Sweet Home Cafe Cookbook.

February is African American month, and this month I am so excited about diverse dishes.

There is a restaurant at the the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The name of restaurant is Sweet Home Cafe, but the restaurant is temporarily closed due to Covid-19.

Naming after the restaurant, this a cookbook with the recipes of dishes that served in the Sweet Home Cafe. This book a collection of African American dishes and cooking from entire this county that turn into national cuisines.

In addition to over 100 recipes and photos, the book also passes brief histories of foods, cultivates, recipes, traditions, and traditional cookwares, including their photos from the museum collection.

Inside the book, we can find the African American salads and sides, soups and stews, main dishes, pickles, snacks, sweets, and drinks. Basically, the recipes in this book are very familiar here, such as gumbo, pies, red bean and rice, red velvet cake, po'boy, or stew tomatoes and okra.


Tomato-watermelon salad (a quick shot from page 21)

If you like Creole cuisines, this book has Creole spiced boiled peanut, spicy pickle okra, rice pilaf, duck and crawfish gumbo, fried croakers, corn hush puppies, and praline.

Photos of salads are very inviting.

They look fresh and healthy, such as field green salad, baby kale salad, and mixed green with baby turnips. I took a quick shot from the book at page 21,

After all, the most dazzling from salad section is tomato-watermelon salad. This summer salad is very easy, simple, and attractive.

I would give it a try: heirloom tomatoes, seedless watermelon, onion, tossed in the hot vinegar (extra virgin olive oil, sherry vinegar, sea salt, ground black pepper, and cayenne), and coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley.

Great combination of crisp, sweet, juicy watermelon and luscious tomatoes.

62 comments:

  1. This cookbook sounds really interesting!

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  2. Parece un buen libro amo las recetas aunque ami me gustan los sabores dulces y salados por separado. Ye mando un beso

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  3. A whole gastronomic universe to discover, Evi. I love it, a festival of flavors and fusions ...

    The biggest hug between the huge ...

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  4. Looks like a great cookbook to keep! The tomato watermelon salad looks fabulous.

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  5. Piatti sfiziosi e innovativi per una cucina all'avanguardia!
    Buongiorno Silvia

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  6. Looks great :) thanks for your sharing...

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  7. Sounds good. Always interesting to try out new foods :-D

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  8. It looks like a food Anthology.
    I'm sure everyone could find in it some recipe to try and enjoy.There's sure something for everyone in this collection

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  9. Mi piace molto l'anguria e questa insalata così fresca e ricca la proverò

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  10. Gran libro para descubrir nuevos menús.
    Buen miércoles Evi. Cuídate.
    Un abrazo

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  11. Un concentrato di vitamine e colori. Bellissimo. Ciao ciao :)
    sinforosa

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  12. So great tip

    Kisses
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  13. what a simple recipe! i must it ;-)

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  14. What an interesting cookbook! I've never tasted African dishes!

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  15. I have seen lots of watermelon in the fruit shop. Sweet and juicy watermelon is great for hot weather.

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  16. Delicious! That salad is looking really good!

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  17. This looks so delicious! Wonderful Post! Have a great day!
    Rampdiary | Fineartandyou | Beautyandfashionfreaks

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  18. Uma ótima dica. Vou experimentar.

    Saudações

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  19. resep tomat semangkanya terlihat segar banget kak evi...jadi berasa seger kebayang di mulut berair dan fresh 😍

    makanan ala creole juga menarik dan unik...

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  20. mi piace provare nuovi sapori..ottima da fare!

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  21. Had No Idea - Thank You For Educating All Of Us - Well Done

    Cheers

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  22. I didn't know that the red velvet cake was ans african-american dish! I love it (and really is the only dish I know among those you've mentioned^^)!
    Never tried tomato watermelon salad but sounds tasty!
    XO
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com/

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  23. Wooow!
    Watermelon in winter? I can only dream about him.
    The salad looks very tasty.
    Hugs and greetings.

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  24. This cookbook looks very interesting.
    Greetings and have a nice weekend.

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  25. The salad looks good. I think I can try the tomato and watermelon combination.

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  26. Fiquei com água na boca, parece delicioso
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  27. Such an unusual recipe))) It has never crossed my mind to make a sald with tomatoes and watermelon, thank you for a riveting idea.

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  28. Podemos acreditar que tudo que a vida nos oferecerá no futuro é repetir o que fizemos ontem e hoje. Mas, se prestarmos atenção, vamos nos dar conta de que nenhum dia é igual a outro. Cada manhã traz uma bênção escondida; uma bênção que só serve para esse dia e que não se pode guardar nem desaproveitar. Se não usamos este milagre hoje, ele vai se perder. Este milagre está nos detalhes do cotidiano; é preciso viver cada minuto porque ali encontramos a saída de nossas confusões, a alegria de nossos bons momentos, a pista correta para a decisão que tomaremos. Nunca podemos deixar que cada dia pareça igual ao anterior porque todos os dias são diferentes, porque estamos em constante processo de mudança.

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  29. Seems an interesting cookbook ^^
    xx

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  30. I tried a watermelon salad with tomatoes, and there was soft cheese in it. It was very tasty!

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  31. I would love to have that cookbook! Yummy salad!

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  32. I was making a watermelon salad with feta and mint, but not with tomato yet :)

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  33. Very interested article ! ❤️❤️❤️ Have a great weekend! 💕💕💕

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  34. Nunca tinha pensado nessa combinação de produtos. Parece ser muito fresca.
    Há sempre novidades que valem a partilha.
    Abraço amigo.
    Juvenal Nunes

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  35. This books looks really interesting. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a nice day!

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  36. That sounds very interesting!!  

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  37. Great review! I think this book is very useful) Thank you very much )

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  38. These all looks so delicious! I can't believe we're now into March. Oh my gosh! Time is flying.

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  39. Un libro estupendo, me encanta encontrar recetas nuevas y esta ensalada se ve muy rica, un beso.

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  40. Everything looking very nice! Thanks for sharing! 💕💕💕

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  41. I have never tried Creole cuisine but I have heared it is very tasty. That tomato and watermelon salad loos very yammy and refreshing.

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  42. sounds cool this book
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  43. Sounds delicious Thanks for sharing it Cris

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  44. Hello,
    This cookbook is very interesting, and the proof is this salad!
    I have never eaten this type of criollo food but I have heard that it is very tasty !!
    xoxo

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  45. Es bueno tener variedad de menú en la mesa y ese libro de recetas te lo facilita.

    Besos

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  46. Very interesting salad, I should try it some day.

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