To readers who engage it fully, the book brings this tiny slice of Africa into both mind and body. The narrative, masterfully wrought across more than 400 pages, stimulates the intellect as much as the palate. An assemblage of recipes serves as the loom through which Black weaves the threads of her narrative.
When you “beef up” something, you improve it. When you don’t “beat around the bush” you go directly to “the meat of the matter.” If you’re a “couch potato” who “vegetates” in front of the boob tube all day then you’re undoubtedly sloppy, out of shape, listless, and dull. If you end up brain dead […]