READING RECIPE BOOKS by Gabeba BaderoonIn

READING RECIPE BOOKS by Gabeba BaderoonIn the books written by mm authors, particularly in Abrahams' The Culture and Cuisine of the Cape Malays and the later Cass Abrahams Cooks Cape Malay: Food from Africa the food is framed within a varied and changing set of practices. Here, mms appear in different class positions than in the earlier books (including as a prominent chef, businesswoman and caterer in the case of Abrahams), and they also envisage mms as makers of meaning and as potential readers, rather than simply as informants. For those who are looking for good recipes, I would recommend Williams, Abrahams and Lagardien....For historical interest, I would suggest Duckitt, Gerber and Leipoldt. [snip] The recipes in these books were gathered through research among cooks or, in the case of Leipoldt and Laurens van der Post, from the experience of having 'Malay' servants and cooks. Later, mm authors like Faldela Williams and Zainab Lagardien drew on their own experience of cooking in writing their books (both published by Struik). The shifts in the recipes are fascinating. In an interview I conducted with her in 2002, the author, Cass Abrahams pointed out thatmany recipes in the early 'Cape Malay' cookbooks deliberately leave out crucial ingredients.

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