Writing a cookbook is fucking hard, and that's where this book struggles the most. From a handful of confusing instructions to ingredient quantities that sometimes asked a home cook to acquire a half ton of potatoes. If you're an intuitive cook, you'll know right away that she really means a pound, but if you're new to this type of cuisine Africana might pose a challenge or two.
That being said, don't let a couple of typos get in the way of putting some truly life changing dishes like the Mothered Oxtail Stew with Vanilla Mashed Potatoes and Braised Greens with Sweet Red Peppers on the table.
To have a cookbook that covers so many cuisines, makes them semi-approachable to newcomers, and truly delivers on flavor — even with a few bumps along the way — is a book we’ll be coming back to for a long time to come.