05/29/2014 02:52 pm ET Updated Jul 29, 2014

Maya Angelou Was Also a Poet in the Kitchen

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(via American Food Roots)

Many people know Maya Angelou as a poet, civil rights activist and revealer of why caged birds sing. What fewer know about Angelou, who died yesterday at the age of 86, is that she was a passionate -- and acclaimed -- cook. Like so many of us, she…

To make Maya Angelou's recipe for crown roast of pork, visit American Food Roots.