African Cooking and Food Bibliography

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Cooking in Africa (Photo credit: Gilson Oliveira and Rafaela Printes)

The Africa News Cookbook: African Cooking for Western Kitchens. New York: Penguin, 1985.

Ayensu, Dinah Ameley. The Art of West African cooking. Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1972.

Bayley, Monica. Black Africa Cook Book. San Francisco, Calif. : Determined Productions, 1977.

Beier, Georgina. They Keep Their Fires Burning: Conversation on Food, Manners and Hospitality in Africa. Bayreuth, Germany: Bayreuth African Studies Series 72, 2005.

Boahene, Christine Joyce. Recipes for West African Foods. Accra, Ghana: Black Mask Ltd., 1994.

Board on Science and Technology for International Development. Lost Crops of Africa, Vol I: Grains. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1996.

_____. Lost Crops of Africa, Vol. II: Vegetables. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 2006.

La Cuisine aux Pays du Soleil. (Les Classiques Africains). Issy les Moulineaux: Editions St. Paul, 1976.

Dovlo, Florence E. Cowpeas : Home Preparation and Use in West Africa. Ottawa: International Development Research Centre, 1976.

Gardner, Ann. Karibu: Welcome to the Cooking of Kenya. Nairobi: English Press Ltd., 1993.

Grant, Rosamund. Caribbean and African Cooking. New York: Interlink Books, 1993.

Hachten, Harva. Kitchen Safari: A Gourmet’s Tour of Africa. New York, Atheneum, 1970.

Hall, Lynn Bedford. Best of Cooking in South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik Publishers, 1998.

Harris, Jessica B. The Africa Cookbook: Tastes of a Continent. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998.

_____. Iron Pots and Wooden Spoons: 175 Authentic Cajun, Creole, and Caribbean Dishes. New York: Ballantine Books, 1989.

Jackson, Elizabeth. South of the Sahara: Traditional Cooking from the Lands of West Africa. Hollis, N.H.: Fantail, 199.

Kallon, Zainabu Kpaka. Zainabu’s African Cookbook with Food and Stories. New York: Citadel Press, 2004.

Mendy, Rose-Marie et al. Les Merveilles de la Cuisine Africaine. Paris, France: Les Éditions J.A., 1988.

Mesfin, D. J. Exotic Ethiopian Cooking: Society, Culture, Hospitality & Traditions : 178 Tested Recipes with Food Composition Tables. Falls Church, VA: Ethiopian Cookbook Enterprises, 1993.

Montgomery, Bertha Vining. Cooking the East African Way. London: Turnaround, 2002.

_____. Cooking the West African Way. London: Turnaround, 2002.

Odarty, Bill. A Safari of African Cooking. Detroit: Broadside Press, 1971.

Olaore, Ola. Traditional African Cooking. London: Foulsham, 1990.

Osseo-Asare, Fran. Food Culture in Sub-Saharan Africa. (Food Culture around the World series.) Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2005.

Pliya, Jean. Alimentation de Santé en AfriqueTtropicale : avec Menus et

Recettes Naturistes Africains. Paris : Éditions de la revue Vivre en harmonie, 2000.

Samuelsson, Marcus. The Soul of a New Cuisine: A Discovery of the Food and Flavors of Africa. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2006.

Sandler, Bea. The African Cookbook: Menus and Recipes from Eleven African Countries and the Island of Tanzania. New York: Citadel Press, 1994.

Spivey, Diane M. The Peppers, Cracklings, and Knots of Wool Cookbook. New York : State University of New York Press, 1999. [Internet resource]

Stow, Josie. The African Kitchen: A Day in the Life of a Safari Chef. New York : Interlink Books, 2000.

Tew, Lady Muriel. Cooking in West Africa:A Colonial Guide, 1920.

Twitty, Michael. Fighting Old Nep: The Foodways of Enslaved Afro-Marylanders, 1634-1864. Self-published, 2006.

Van der Post, Laurens. African Cooking. New York: Time-Life Books, 1970.

_____. First Catch Your Eland. New York: William Morrow, 1978.

Webster, Cassandra Hughes. Mother Africa’s Table: A Collection of West African and African American Recipes and Cultural Traditions. (National Council of Negro Women, Inc.) New York: Doubleday, 1998.

Whitby, Pauline. Zambian Foods and Cooking. Lusaka, Zambia: National Food and Nutrition Program, 1972.

Wilson, Ellen Gibson. A West African Cookbook. New York: M. Evans and Company, Inc., 1971.

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5 thoughts on “African Cooking and Food Bibliography

  1. Other titles for Africa Bibliography

    PRACTICAL WEST AFRICA COOKERY by G. Ruxton and S. Leith-Ross Chichester: J.W Moore, 39 East Street
    1st Ed Preface Zuneru, 1908 Ibi, 1910
    2nd Ed Preface 1915
    “The needs of Northern Nigeria were those we had at heart when compiling this book, but it is hoped that it will apply equally well to other Colonies in West and East Africa. The main object in view was to enable the white man to obtain that well cooked and varied food so essential to health….”
    NYASALAND Cookery Book and Household Guide compiled by the Nyasaland Council of Women, Limbe nd but before 1964

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