Recommended reading, no. 1.


Norma Jean and Carole Darden, Spoonbread & Strawberry Wine: Recipes & Reminiscences of a Family (1978).

Spanning more thanĀ a century of African-American life and culture, this oral history — now a classic — celebrates theĀ remarkable heritage of Charles H. Darden‘s descendants as told through family photographs, reminiscences, and cherished recipes.