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Great Food, All Day Long: Cook Splendidly, Eat Smart

3.84  ·  Rating Details ·  170 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
“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 Angel
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published December 14th 2010 by Random House (first published January 1st 2010)
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Dana Cardinal
Jan 07, 2017 Dana Cardinal rated it really liked it
Shelves: skimmed
Not just a cookbook, but describes Maya Angelou's philosophy on enjoying food and health. (TLDR: Enjoy great food and don't worry about it, just serve smaller portions)
Not my favorite Maya Angelou and not my favorite cookbook, but I still enjoy her strong, even, comforting tone. Might try the Orange Syrup recipe, as I'm not a huge fan of maple syrup.

Favorite Quotes:

Whenever the house resists you, the kitchen can be made into your ally. Start there first, and start with soup.

If someone draws a circle and leaves you out, you draw a bigger circle and include them in it.

Feb 20, 2013 Shoshana rated it really liked it
Shelves: cookbooks
It's funny that I gave this four stars, because I only copied out one or two recipes. But Maya Angelou is such a luminous writer and such a formidable yet likable character, with a voice that comes through so clearly even in, it turns out, a cookbook... that I couldn't help it! Reading it was flat out pleasurable, and I recommend it even to non-cooks.
Feb 22, 2015 Jenny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lots of pie recipes to try in this, but the best parts are, predictably, where she writes rather than recipes. For example, Maya Angelou unabashedly loved hot dogs, and was an unrepentant carnivore to the point of writing poems about it. And that's awesome.
Bridget Hardy
Oct 13, 2015 Bridget Hardy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Real comfort food

This book is as warm and comforting as the lady herself! The recipes are a mix of southern and international dishes, which is just so fresh and interesting.
Michelle Cristiani
Feb 20, 2014 Michelle Cristiani rated it liked it
Shelves: cooking
The recipes are pretty good, but the stories trump everything. I could eat the stories for dinner and dessert and be pretty satisfied.
Keisha Bowman
May 07, 2015 Keisha Bowman rated it liked it
Not my favorite Maya Angelou book, but the recipes are good, and I love being able to hear Maya's voice in my mind as I read this. Love her voice.
There is more to Ms. Angelou than poetry. As with her last cookbook though, the stories were better than the recipes.
Mom - Joanne
Mar 20, 2011 Mom - Joanne rated it liked it
Corn bread and pork roast recipes sound delicious orange syrup is great idea. Adding honey to orange juice is mouthwatering idea.
Feb 26, 2011 Clare rated it it was ok
I adore Maya Angelou's novels and poetry but didn't find anything special that would make me wish to own this cookbook.
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Not one recipe that I wanted to try!
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Maya Angelou, born Marguerite Ann Johnson April 4, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri, was an American poet, memoirist, actress and an important figure in the American Civil Rights Movement. In 2001 she was named one of the 30 most powerful women in America by Ladies Home Journal. Maya Angelou is known for her series of six autobiographies, starting with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, (1969 which was n ...more
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