Posted on February 25, 2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
A cookbook/essay collection called Rage Baking has provoked that particular emotion in some readers.
Tangerine Jones, who has run a blog and its associated Instagram account with that same name since 2015, isn’t pleased that its name is now appearing on a a new book … with no connection to her.
Jones showed the New York Times screen grabs of messages that authors Kathy Gunst and Katherine Alford sent Jones acknowledging that they’d seen the phrases “rage bake” and “rage baking” used before their book.
But Jones and her allies explain that the issue isn’t who got there first — it’s that Alford and Gunst (white women) knew about Jones (a black woman) and how she'd clearly been popularizing the term, yet they didn’t seek to include her.
A second edition of the book is expected to include a contribution from Jones, if she accepts Alford and Gunst’s invitation to participate.
Read more about the rage around Rage Baking in the NY Times.
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