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Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in America

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andlt;Iandgt;Cooking with Greaseandlt;/Iandgt; is an inspiring, behind-the-scenes memoir of the life and times of a tenacious political organizer and the first African-American woman to head a major presidential campaign. andlt;BRandgt; Donna Brazile fought her first political fight at age nine — campaigning (successfully) for a city council candidate who promised a playground in her neighborhood. The day after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, she committed her heart and her future to political and social activism. By the 2000 presidential election, Brazile had become a major player in American political history — and she remains one of the most outspoken and forceful political activists of our day. andlt;BRandgt; Brazile grew up one of nine children in a working-poor family in New Orleans, a place where talking politics comes as naturally as stirring a pot of seafood gumbo — and where the two often go hand in hand. Growing up, she learned how to cook from watching her mother, Jean, stir the pots in their family kitchen. She inherited her love of reading and politics from her grandmother Frances. Her brothers Teddy Man and Chet worked as foot soldiers in her early business schemes and in her voter registration efforts as a child. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Iandgt;Cooking with Greaseandlt;/Iandgt; follows Donna's rise to greater and greater political and personal accomplishments. But each new career success came with its own kind of heartache, especially in her greatest challenge: leading Al Gore's 2000 campaign, making her the first African American to lead a major presidential campaign. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Iandgt;Cooking with Greaseandlt;/Iandgt; is an intimate account of Donna's thirty years in politics. Her witty style and innovative political strategies have garnered her the respect and admiration of colleagues and adversaries alike — she is as comfortable trading quips with Karl Rove as she is with her Democratic colleagues. Her story is as warm and nourishing as a bowl of Brazile family gumbo.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Donna Brazileandlt;/Bandgt; is a senior political strategist and former campaign manager for Gore-Lieberman 2000 — the first African American to lead a major presidential campaign. She is currently chair of the Democratic National Committee's Voting Rights Institute and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University.

Table of Contents

Contents

Prologue

One: Jean's Kitchen: Finding the Right Pot

Two: Blackened Catfish

Three: Red Beans and Rice

Four: Crawfish Étouffée

Five: Garlic Grits

Six: Jambalaya

Seven: The Melting Pot

Eight: Smothered Chicken

Nine: Brown Gravy (Roux)

Ten: Crabmeat Lafitte

Eleven: Stuffed Po' Boys

Twelve: Creole Shrimp Bisque

Thirteen: Bell Peppers

Fourteen: Dirty Rice

Fifteen: Cochon de Lait (Roast Suckling Pig)

Sixteen: Oysters Bienville

Seventeen: Café Du Monde: Coffee and Beignets

Epilogue: Electoral Gumbo — A New Recipe for Victory

Jean's Seafood Gumbo

Acknowledgments

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743253994
Author:
Brazile, Donna
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Subject:
General
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Political consultants
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
General Current Events
Subject:
New Orleans (La.)
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
Biography-Political
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
May 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1-8pp b-w insert
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 14.14 oz

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