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Willis Johnson: Inventor

Father of Mechanical Mixers

by Jerome T. Peoples


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The mechanical mixer (eggbeater) revolutionized cooking

Willis Johnson was born in 1858 and became a house slave, responsible for cooking and chopping wood for woodburning stoves, as well as other duties. He invented the mechanical mixer—or eggbeater—to help in the kitchen, especially when creating chocolate, lemon, and coconut cakes. He became a master chef after the Civil War. He could not read or write at that time. Willis Johnson: Inventor shares this fascinating man’s life and accomplishments…and includes recipes for cake!

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Format: 6 x 9 Color Casebound, 79 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sep 29, 2023)
ISBN10: 1977260969
ISBN13: 9781977260963
Genre: COOKING / History

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Jerome T. PeoplesJerome T. Peoples has had a long, distinguished career teaching science in Detroit public schools, including engineering classes. He realized that the achievements of Afro-American inventors are still being ignored in US schools and must be included in public education. He is also the author of Lee’s Bread Machines: The Father of Automatic Bread-Making.
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