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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Putnam Adult; 1ST edition (October 7, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399152032
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399152030
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.8 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #811,393 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

The sisters of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority include some of America’s most accomplished African-American women, but their festive volume feels more like a compilation of family recipes than it does a professional cookbook. Unafraid of building a meal around canned soups or vegetables, the sisters offer dozens of down-home ideas, several of which can be accomplished in half an hour or less. The recipes range from the extremely appealing (such as the rich, salty Fried Collard Greens) to the stomach-turning (Chicken Dip, which incorporates canned chicken, cream cheese and mayonnaise and possesses a goopy consistency). Several of the dishes qualify as sinful pleasures, like the Fried Catfish with Homemade Tartar Sauce or the rich Sour Cream Hash Browns. There’s evident Southern flair—witness the three different varieties of corn pudding and myriad casseroles, gumbos and sugary sweet desserts. Unfortunately, few photographs highlight the recipes, and the undersized photos that are present don’t always show off the dishes to their full advantage. Still, charming personal narratives are threaded throughout, along with loving profiles of Delta Sigma Thetas who have made their mark on the world (such as actress Ruby Dee and educator Carolyn Wilder, who founded three private schools). The sense of accomplishment and fun that permeates this cookbook makes it as much a joy to read as it is to cook from.
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About the Author

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., is one of the largest African-American women's organizations in the world. The private, nonprofit organization's mission is to provide services and programs to promote human welfare.

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This book makes you want to cook.
V. Mayberry
The recipes are simple and I love the pictures.
WDT
Book had great recipes and DST history.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By V. Mayberry on November 6, 2004
Format: Hardcover
This book is simply wonderful. Even if you are not a Delta, it doesn't matter. Cooking is universal and this book is a must have. It will become a family treasure. Each meal is crafted in a manner that is easy to follow. I'm not a true cook, but I am ready to learn. This book makes you want to cook.

Occasions to Savor made its debut, in July, at the National Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. It took the convention by storm and inspired many to try new recipes and to add onto the ones already used. I was one of those present who was inspired on that hot day. There were samples of the recipes available at the event and the results were outstanding. If you're ready to "kick it up a notch", this book is for you.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mark Twain on November 29, 2004
Format: Hardcover
You don't have to be a Delta to love this book. (I'm not even Black.) It is a gorgeous book, very warmly written, and filled with treasured recipes, most of which are prefaced by the contributor's description of why it is so special. Unlike community cookbooks, each recipe is both clear and complete. It seems expensive only until you've seen it. It is a sensational cookbook, and will quickly become one of the loveliest (if not THE most wonderful) in your collection. You can't help but love it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. Brown on November 19, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I love this book. I purchased it in 2004 at our National Convention in Las Vegas. The recipes are priceless and delicious. You don'thave to be a Delta to enjoy it. But I would like to thank my sorors for this wonderful creation. The recipes are fantastic.

Love
Soror Kameelah Brown
Omicron Delta Chapter Spr. 98
Miami Alumnae Chapter
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By Amazon Customer on July 5, 2014
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Great for entertainment tips
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By Elease Potter on December 26, 2013
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Quality,price and delivery all met my expectations.
Wonderful! A gift for my family members. They are delighted at my suprise for them.
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By valencia hunt on August 31, 2013
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I purchased this book for .01 and it was in excellent condition. This book has some great recipes and I will share with other Sorors.
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This is an elegantly styled cookbook and I love the stories strewn throughout the recipes. I don't cook much from recipes anymore but I wanted to add this to my collection.
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By Different on February 16, 2013
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The recipes work. The pictures are clear. It makes a great conversation starter. The stories are great. It gives information about the Delta Sigma Theta also.
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