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    Motown in the kitchen??

    As someone who spends way too much time in the kitchen, I noticed that one of my cookbooks, Patty Pinner's Sweetie Pies (http://www.amazon.com/Sweety-Pies-Un...1291217&sr=8-1) features a story (and recipe for sweet potato pie) about Caldin Street, the lead singer of the Velvelettes, who happens to be the author's cousin. Patty's cookbooks Sweets and Sweetie Pies are both full of soul food desserts and vintage family photos that paint a vibrant portrait of Saginaw, MI during the 1960s.

    Are there other former Motown acts out there that have written / contributed to cookbooks? I know other soul / R&B artists like Patti LaBelle have done so...


    Last edited by vcq; 08-08-2010 at 02:15 PM.

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    Well I didn't know that. Wow.

    Which book is it. That lady has done a few books

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    Here's the books index; its page 141 we want to see .....
    Attachment 197

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    Why can't I be clever like you John?

    Thank you

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    “Dining with the Stars; a Taste of the Best” cookbook by Paul Kent Dorn includes a recipe from Mary Wilson:

    Supremely Healthy Turkey and Black-Eyed Peas with Couscous

    3 tablespoons oil
    1 medium onion, chopped
    2 garlic cloves, minced
    chopped cilantro, to taste
    4 small turkey drumsticks or wings
    1 pound dried black-eyed peas, soaked overnight and drained
    1 pound carrots, chopped
    1 pound celery, chopped
    pinch of garlic powder
    pinch of black pepper
    pinch of cayenne
    3 tablespoons flour or 1 tablespoon cornstarch (optional)
    couscous (recipe follows)

    Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the onion, garlic cloves, and cilantro. Add the turkey parts and brown them. Add the black-eyed peas and cover with water. Cook for 1 hour, or until the peas are tender. Add the carrots, celery, garlic powder, pepper, and cayenne and continue to cook until the vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes. If desired, thicken with flour or cornstarch. Serve with couscous.


    1 chicken bouillon cube
    1 garlic clove, minced
    salt, to taste
    2 cups couscous
    olive oil
    lemon juice, to taste

    Bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add the bouillon cube, garlic, salt, and couscous. Cover and remove from heat. Let steam for 20 minutes. Add olive oil and lemon juice to taste.

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    Here's the recipe in question: Attachment 360

  7. #7
    smark21 Guest
    If you want to give someone food poisoning, try Kaaren Ragland's meatloaf recipe.


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    Smark21 and marybrewster - You two are naughty

    .......and I'm sorry I found it amusing. LOL

    VCQ, you're a little star. THANK YOU.


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