Skillet Diaries™ Salutes
Cooking Recipes From These:
(From My Black Cookbook Collection)
A Date With A Dish by Freda DeKnight (Hermitage Press Inc., 1948)
What Mrs. Fisher Knows About Old Southern Cooking by Mrs. Abby Fisher (Women's Co-Operative Printing Office, San Francisco, 1891)
Spoonbread and Strawberry Wine by Norma Jean and Carole Darden (Doubleday and Co., 1978)
The Negro Chef Cookbook by Leonard E. Roberts(Kendall Printing Co., Falmouth, MA.,1969)
Donna's In Season
Greens: Mustard, Kale,
Tools We Like:
Mini Prep Bowls
Our favorites offer:
*secure grip for wet hands
*measuring lines (tablespoons)
Scrolling Photo Credits from Page Top, including Julia Child, Marcus Samuelsson, Art Smith, Leah Chase and more…
Counter-Clockwise Beginning with Wedding:
1. Donna's parents (Muriel & Eliot Batte) w/ Mobile, Alabama wedding party, June 28, 1950. ( Eliot Battle & flower girl, Peggy Cooper Caffritz, 2009.)
2. Donna with Art Smith.
3. Donna's paternal great aunts (c.1890)
Wilson, North Carolina.
4. Donna with Julia Child, Greenbrier Hotel, 1997.
5. From private photo collection, unknown Boone County Missouri Couple/WW1.
6. Donna, Donna's Father, Eliot Battle, Sr., Chef Marcus Samuelsson.
Happy Holiday Recipes Coming Thursday 12/8/16
Family Reunion Cooks.com
send e-mail recipe requests to
Donna Battle Pierce Celebrates Soulful Cooks, Cookbooks, Soul Food, Creole & Southern Recipes
We are standing on the shoulders of giants…
“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.”
-George Washington Carver
Click Below to Link to Ebony 2016 stories by Donna Battle Pierce:
Traditional Family Recipes
Skinny Soul Food Recipes
Terms/Privacy/Media Contact/Advertising Contact
Donna Pierce is a proud member of the following organizations:
©2016 Black America Cooks™ / Skillet Diaries™. All Rights Reserved
Reproduction of any portion of this website only with the express permission of Donna Battle Pierce dpierce@SkilletDiaries.com.