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Harris, Jessica B.

Overview
Works: 41 works in 131 publications in 2 languages and 7,777 library holdings
Genres: Cookbooks  History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Oral histories  Autobiographies  Interviews  Internet videos  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: TX715, 641.59296073
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Jessica B Harris
 
Most widely held works by Jessica B Harris
The Africa cookbook : tastes of a continent by Jessica B Harris( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathers information on the unique foods of Africa and the lands they come from, and provides more than two hundred traditional and new recipes
A Kwanzaa keepsake : celebrating the holiday with new traditions and feasts by Jessica B Harris( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captures the essence of the African American celebration of Kwanzaa and offers more than fifty recipes, along with facts and projects that add to the holiday's spirit
High on the hog : a culinary journey from Africa to America by Jessica B Harris( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cookbook author Jessica B. Harris has spent much of her life researching the food and foodways of the African Diaspora. High on the Hog is the culmination of years of her work, and the result is an engaging history of African American cuisine. Harris takes the reader on a harrowing journey from Africa across the Atlantic to America, tracking the trials that the people and the food have undergone along the way. From chitlins and ham hocks to fried chicken and vegan soul, Harris celebrates the delicious and restorative foods of the African American experience and details how each came to form such an important part of African American culture, history, and identity. Although the story of African cuisine in America begins with slavery, High on the Hog ultimately chronicles a history of triumph and survival.--From publisher description
The welcome table : African-American heritage cooking by Jessica B Harris( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recipes, accompanied by historical commentary, bring the African-American culinary heritage to light
Sweet Home Cafe cookbook : a celebration of African American cooking by Albert Lukas( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the 2016 opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, its Sweet Home Café has become a destination in its own right. Showcasing African American contributions to American cuisine, the café offers favorite dishes made with locally sourced ingredients, adding modern flavors and contemporary twists on classics. With African, Caribbean, and European influences blended together, the recipes illustrate the pivotal-- and often overlooked-- role that African Americans have played in creating and re-creating American foodways. -- Adapted from back cover
Soul food junkies by Byron Hurt( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An exploration of the soul food tradition, its relevance to black cultural identity, and its continuing popularity despite the known dangers of high-fat, high-calorie diets...an absorbing and ultimately inspiring look at the cultural politics of food and the complex interplay between identity, taste, power, and health"--Container
Iron pots and wooden spoons : Africa's gifts to New World cooking by Jessica B Harris( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the influence of African cooking on cajun, creole, and Caribbean cuisine, and shares recipes for appetizers, soups, vegetable dishes, main dishes, and desserts
Beyond gumbo : Creole fusion food from the Atlantic Rim by Jessica B Harris( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 175 Creole recipes reflects flavors from a range of influences, cites the health benefits of the Creole diet, and provides accompanying cultural and historical anecdotes
Tasting Brazil : regional recipes and reminiscences by Jessica B Harris( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents 175 varied recipes of Brazilian cuisine
Sky juice and flying fish : traditional Caribbean cooking by Jessica B Harris( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An authentic guide to 150 Caribbean recipes that explores food served in the homes of locals and at roadside stands, along with an island-by-island culinary history
The world beauty book : how we can all look and feel wonderful using the natural beauty secrets of women of color by Jessica B Harris( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beauty tips from women of color around the world--Senegal, Mexico, India, Haiti, Brazil, Benin, Guyana, China, & the U.S. Many of the lotions & treatments involve simple make-it-yourself items using ordinary ingredients
On the side : more than 100 recipes for the sides, salads, and condiments that make the meal by Jessica B Harris( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Martha's Vineyard table by Jessica B Harris( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martha's Vineyard has long been renowned as a popular vacation destination, but few are aware of the island's rich culinary history. Martha's Vineyard Table celebrates the cuisine of this seaside escape with such treats as Codfish Fritters, Stuffed Quahogs, Corn Pudding, and Cranberry-Apple Crisp. In addition to 80 recipes, Jessica Harris captures the charm of the island's gingerbread cottages, lobster fishermen, artisan fudge shops, and farmers' markets in her short essays on Vineyard life. For the nostalgic visitor and for those who dream of vacationing there, Martha's Vineyard Table brings the island to life
Hot stuff : a cookbook in praise of the piquant by Jessica B Harris( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rum drinks : 50 Caribbean cocktails, from Cuba libre to rum daisy by Jessica B Harris( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book consists of 50 recipes of the classic and contemporary Caribbean rum cocktails, interspersed with recipes for appetizers and snacks and personal narratives from the author's experience in the Caribbean
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Jessica B. Harris( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culinary historian and professor Jessica Harris was born in Queens, New York on March 18, 1948. After high school, Harris attended Bryn Mawr College, earning her A.B. degree in French in 1968. While there, she spent a year abroad in Paris. She returned to France in 1968, attending the Universite de Nancy for a year. She earned her master’s degree from Queens College in 1971. Harris earned her Ph.D. degree from New York University in 1983. Harris worked as a lecturer in the department of romance languages at Queens College in 1969. She remained there throughout her career working as an associate professor in the English department. Harris enjoyed a cuisine career, writing on foods from around the world, often with a focus on African and Caribbean flavors. She wrote several books, including The Welcome Table: African-American Heritage Cooking and Iron Pots and Wooden Spoons: Africa’s Gifts to New World Cooking
La vie ailleurs by Jessica B Harris( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in French and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What luck, this life by Kathryn Schwille( Recording )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Columbia space shuttle and its contents rain down on the people of Kiser, Texas, in Kathryn Schwille's imaginative debut novel set six weeks before the invasion of Iraq. What Luck, This Life begins in the aftermath of the space shuttle's break-up, as the people of Piney Woods watch their pastures swarm with searchers and reporters bluster at their doors. A shop owner defends herself against a sexual predator who is pushed to new boldness after he is disinvited to his family reunion. A closeted father facing a divorce that will leave his gifted boy adrift retrieves an astronaut's remains. An engineer who dreams of orbiting earth joins a search for debris and instead uncovers an old neighbor's buried longing. In a chorus of voices spanning places and years, What Luck, This Life explores the Columbia disaster's surprising fallout for a town beset by the tensions of class, race, and missed opportunity. Evoking Sherwood Anderson's classic Winesburg, Ohio and Elizabeth Strout's Olive Kitteridge, the novel's unforgettable characters struggle with family upheaval and mortality's grip and a luminous book emerges-filled with heartache, beauty, and warmth
French-speaking theatre in Senegal by Jessica B Harris( )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My soul looks back : a memoir by Jessica B Harris( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Technicolor glow of the early seventies, Jessica B. Harris debated, celebrated, and danced her way from the jazz clubs of the Manhattan's West Side to the restaurants of the Village, living out her buoyant youth alongside the great minds of the day--luminaries like Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, and Toni Morrison. My Soul Looks Back is her paean to that fascinating social circle and the depth of their shared commitment to activism, intellectual engagement, and each other.Harris paints evocative portraits of her illustrious friends: Baldwin as he read aloud an early draft of If Beale Street Could Talk, Angelou cooking in her California kitchen, and Morrison relaxing at Baldwin's house in Provence. Harris describes her role as theater critic for the New York Amsterdam News and editor at then burgeoning Essence magazine; star-studded parties in the South of France; drinks at Mikell's, a hip West Side club; and the simple joy these extraordinary people took in each other's company. The book is framed by Harris's relationship with Sam Floyd, a fellow professor at Queens College, who introduced her to Baldwin. More than a memoir of friendship and first love My Soul Looks Back is a carefully crafted, intimately understood homage to a bygone era and the people that made it so remarkable
 
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The Africa cookbook : tastes of a continent
Covers
A Kwanzaa keepsake : celebrating the holiday with new traditions and feastsHigh on the hog : a culinary journey from Africa to AmericaThe welcome table : African-American heritage cookingIron pots and wooden spoons : Africa's gifts to New World cookingBeyond gumbo : Creole fusion food from the Atlantic RimSky juice and flying fish : traditional Caribbean cookingThe world beauty book : how we can all look and feel wonderful using the natural beauty secrets of women of colorOn the side : more than 100 recipes for the sides, salads, and condiments that make the meal
Alternative Names
Jessica B. Harris American culinary historian, professor, cookbook author, journalist (b. 1948)

Languages
English (106)

French (1)