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Maya Angelou

Hallelujah! The Welcome Table

21 Sep, 2004

hallelujah the welcome tableRandom House publishes Angelou’s first cook book, Hallelujah! The Welcome Table: A Lifetime of Memories with Recipes,  in which she adds significance to each recipe by relating  stories about her life experiences.

…people all over the world use food as a device. I mean, of course, we use it because our bodies need it as fuel. But we also use it to flirt, to seek a job, to seek not just employment, but raises. We use it to prepare a climate for reconciliation. We can use food to tell a person you’re not very important to me.