Great Food, All Day Long
Cook Splendidly, Eat Smart
Random House, Inc.
On Sale: December 14, 2010
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“At one time, I described myself as a cook, a driver, and a
writer. I no longer drive, but I do still write and I do
still cook. And having reached the delicious age of
eighty-one, I realize that I have been feeding other people
and eating for a long time. I have been cooking nearly all
my life, so I have developed some philosophies.”
Renowned and beloved author Maya Angelou returns to the
kitchen—both hers and ours—with her second cookbook, filled
with time-tested recipes and the intimate, autobiographical
sketches of how they came to be. Inspired by Angelou’s own
dramatic weight loss, the focus here is on good food,
well-made and eaten in moderation. When preparing for a
party, for example, Angelou says, “Remember, cooking large
amounts of food does not mean that you are obligated to eat
large portions.” When you create food that is full of
flavor, you will find that you need less of it to feel
satisfied, and you can use one dish to nourish yourself all
And oh, what food you will create! Savor recipes for
Mixed-Up Tamale Pie, All Day and Night Cornbread, Sweet
Potatoes McMillan, Braised Lamb with White Beans, and Pytt I
Panna (Swedish hash.) All the delicious dishes here can be
eaten in small portions, and many times a day. More
important, they can be converted into other mouth-watering
incarnations. So Crown Roast of Pork becomes Pork Tacos and
Pork Fried Rice, while Roasted Chicken becomes Chicken
Tetrazzini and Chicken Curry. And throughout, Maya Angelou’s
rich and wise voice carries the food from written word to
Featuring gorgeous illustrations throughout and Angelou’s
own tips and tricks on everything from portion control to
timing a meal, Great Food, All Day Long is an essential
reference for everyone who wants to eat better and
smarter—and a delightful peek into the kitchen and the heart
of a remarkable woman.
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