Southern Homecoming Traditions is a cookbook and a celebration of the five historic black colleges and one university that comprise the Atlanta University Center: Morehouse, Spelman, and Morris Brown Colleges, Morehouse School of Medicine, Interdenominational Theological Center, and Clark-Atlanta University. Author Carolyn Quick Tillery uses the evocative power of food to take us back to the institutions where so many great African-American leaders were educated, and the region where so many great dishes were created. With over 200 mouthwatering recipes, along with powerful history, moving remembrances and stunning archival photographs, this book is a homecoming table laden with memories, pride and pleasure. So take a seat and dig in! A Sampling of the Recipes: APPETIZERS * Sweet Auburn Street Wings * Rum-Glazed Tiger Prawns * Corn and Field Pea Dip * Blue Cheese and Toasted Pecan Spread MAIN DISHES * Spicy Fried Chicken with Spicy Tomato Salad * Sunday Collard Greens with Rice and Ham * Blazing Jalapeno and Turkey Greens * Black-Eyed Peas with Smoked Ham BREADS AND DESSERTS * Ginger Cookies * Mother's Cake * Georgia Peach and Praline Pie * Peanut Butter Cake with Chocolate Amaretto Frosting * Sweet Potato Cake with Pineapple Filling and Cream Cheese Frosting A melting pot of speeches, songs, stories, and photographs, Southern Homecoming Traditions illuminates the whole of the African-American experience. Enhanced by inspiring African proverbs ("Teach a woman and you teach a nation") and touching remembrances, this is both a sumptuous cookbook and a joyous living history of black America's ever-continuing influence on American cuisine and culture.