Maya Angelou Writes New Cookbook

November 2, 2011

Maya Angelou has written a new cookbook and the poet says she is not sorry about it! Great Food, All Day Long is a cookbook full of savory recipes that can be used at any time of the day. Angelou's belief is that if a person eats something that is savory enough to fulfill your taste buds' cravings, then you will ultimately eat less and lose weight.

"A year or so ago I noticed I had lost 23kg (50 pounds) without even really trying; I hadn't been denying myself, just taking the time to use good ingredients and cooking proper meals," Angelou said. "Without going out of my way to cut down on fats and sugar, I discovered that by making my food more savory, I automatically found I was eating less: a smaller portion of something tasty left me feeling fuller for longer."

Some people might think that Angelou and the culinary arts don't quite go well together, but Angelou insists that cooking as always been a large part of her life and wants to tell all her naysayers that she is not sorry.

"I know some people might think it odd – unworthy even – for me to have written a cookbook, but I make no apologies," Angelou said. Writing and cookery are just two different means of communication. Indeed, I feel cooking is a natural extension to my autobiography. In fiction, the story can be molded to the author's needs but in autobiography you have to tell the truth. The reader has to believe what the writer is saying or else the book has failed. The same applies to cooking; if there is no integrity to the recipes, no one will trust them."

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Savannah @ Sweet and Savvy's picture

This is AWESOME! :) I love love love Maya Angelou, and I love this message!

Lezley Troxell's picture

23kg translates to about 50 pounds. Wow.