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    Soul food is the traditional food of the African-American community in the southern United States. Although, soul food originated in the South, it can now be found in most African-American communities in the country, including all major cities.

    Some popular soul food recipes and dishes include:
    • Chitterlings (also known as "chitlins") - Slow cooked pig intestines. They are cleaned, then cooked by boiling or stewing, and then often battered and fried. They are usually eaten with vinegar and hot sauce.

    • Chow-chow - A spicy pickle relish made from mixed vegetables and served cold.

    • Country fried steak - A piece of beef steak coated with seasoned flour and then fried. It is usually eaten with white cream gravy, beans, and mashed potatoes. The dish is also sometimes known as "chicken fried steak", not because it contains chicken (it does not), but simply because the preparation method resembles that used for fried chicken.

    • Cracklins - Fried pork rinds.

    • Fried chicken - Chicken coated in seasoned flour and then deep-fried.

    • Fried fish - Fish coated in seasoned cornmeal flour and deep-fried. Catfish are most commonly used, but other fish can be used too.

    • Gumbo - This is a Cajun and Creole recipe that also been adopted into Soul Food. It is a soup made from meat or shellfish stock, bell peppers, celery, and onion. The soup also usually contains poultry, smoked pork, and local shellfish such as crab, crawfish or shrimp. Other items such as andouille (a sausage made from smoked pork, chitterlings, onions, wine and seasoning) and tasso (smoked pork shoulder) are often added to the recipe, which can give it smokey flavor.

      Shrimp gumbo

    • Grits - A thick maized-based porridge. It can be eaten with breakfast, or served with fish or meat at dinner.

    • Hog maws - Pig stomach sliced and cooked with chitterlings.

    • Hushpuppies - Deep-fried balls of cornmeal (maize) bread.

    • Johnny cakes - Fried cornmeal (maize) pancakes.

    • Oxtail soup - A soup made from beef tails.

    • Pig's feet - Slow-cooked and sometimes pickled. They are often eaten with vinegar and hot sauce.

    • Succotash - Corn, tomatoes and butter beans cooked in butter.
    Succotash



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    Directed by Craig Chapman

    OEG Media LLC
    Prime Video (Food and Wine)

    Real Food Real Kitchens - Lebanese Stuffed Eggplants and Bread Pudding
     

    Flip My Food with Chef Jeff: Soul Food with Paula Deen

    Directed by Ted Eccles

    Total Content Digital
    Released: 2015-08-19
    Prime Video (Family)

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    Medical Medium: Secrets Behind Chronic and Mystery Illness and How to Finally Heal

    By Anthony William

    Hay House Inc
    Released: 2015-11-10
    Hardcover (392 pages)

    Medical Medium: Secrets Behind Chronic and Mystery Illness and How to Finally Heal
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    Anthony William, Medical Medium, has helped tens of thousands of people heal from ailments that have been misdiagnosed or ineffectively treated or that doctors can’t resolve. He’s done this by listening to a divine voice that literally speaks into his ear, telling him what lies at the root of people’s pain or illness, and what they need to do to restore their health. His methods achieve spectacular results, even for those who have spent years and many thousands of dollars on all forms of medicine before turning to him. Now, in this revolutionary book, he opens the door to all he has learned over his 25 years of bringing people’s lives back: a massive amount of healing information, much of which science won’t discover for decades and most of which has never appeared anywhere before.Medical Medium reveals the root causes of diseases and conditions that medical communities either misunderstand or struggle to understand at all. It explores all-natural solutions for dozens of the illnesses that plague us, including Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, adrenal fatigue, chronic fatigue syndrome, hormonal imbalances, Hashimoto’s disease, multiple sclerosis, depression, neurological conditions, chronic inflammation, autoimmune disease, blood-sugar imbalances, colitis and other digestive disorders, and more. It also offers solutions for restoring the soul and spirit after illness has torn at our emotional fabric. Whether you’ve been given a diagnosis you don’t understand, or you have symptoms you don’t know how to name, or someone you love is sick, or you want to care for your own patients better, Medical Medium offers the answers you need. It’s also a guidebook for everyone seeking the secrets to living longer, healthier lives. "The truth about the world, ourselves, life, purpose—it all comes down to healing," Anthony William writes. "And the truth about healing is now in your hands."

    From Crook to Cook: Platinum Recipes from Tha Boss Dogg's Kitchen (Snoop Dogg Cookbook, Celebrity Cookbook with Soul Food Recipes)

    By Snoop Dogg

    Chronicle Books
    Released: 2018-10-23
    Hardcover (192 pages)

    From Crook to Cook: Platinum Recipes from Tha Boss Dogg s Kitchen (Snoop Dogg Cookbook, Celebrity Cookbook with Soul Food Recipes)
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    Looking for cookbooks with a little more personality? Welcome to tha Boss Dogg's Kitchen.

    The first cookbook and recipe book from Tha Dogg, From Crook to Cook: Platinum Recipes from Tha Boss Dogg's Kitchen. You've seen Snoop Dogg work his culinary magic on VH1's Emmy-nominated Martha and Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party, and now Tha Dogg's up in your kitchen...with his first cookbook.

    Recipe book that delivers 50 recipes straight from Snoop's own collection: Snoop's cookbook features OG soul food cookbook staples like Baked Mac & Cheese and Fried Bologna Sandwiches with Chips, and new takes on classic weeknight faves like Soft Flour Tacos and Easy Orange Chicken. And it don't stop...Snoop's giving a taste of the high life with remixes on upper echelon fare such as Lobster Thermidor and Filet Mignon. But we gotta keep it G with those favorite munchies too, ya know? From chewy Starbursts to those glorious Frito BBQ Twists, you should have an arsenal of snacks that'll satisfy. And of course, no party is complete without that Gin and Juice and other platinum ways to entertain.

    If you're a fan of celebrity books and cookbooks such as Bob's Burgers, Magnolia Table Cookbook, Margaritaville cookbook, Thug Kitchen cookbook, or the Gilmore Girls Eat Like a Gilmore; the Doggfather's got you covered - complete with epic stories and behind-the-scenes photos that bring his masterpieces to life.

    The Dooky Chase Cookbook

    By Leah Chase

    Brand: Pelican Publishing
    Released: 1990-04-30
    Hardcover (224 pages)

    The Dooky Chase Cookbook
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    Delectable Creole recipes from both the restaurant menu and personal files. Leah Chase spices her cookbook with stories that reflect her Creole heritage and document the origin of various recipes.

    Cooking with Miss Quad: Live, Laugh, Love and Eat

    By Quad Webb

    Countryman Press
    Released: 2019-05-07
    Hardcover (240 pages)

    Cooking with Miss Quad: Live, Laugh, Love and Eat
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    Featured in US WEEKLY, ESSENCE, BRAVO TV, BOSSIP, AJC, and more, 100 MUST-HAVE recipes from Married to Medicine and Sister Circle’s Quad Webb

    "Miss Quad ain't playing around, and you can taste it in every bite." ―Pat Neely, from his introduction

    Welcome to Quad's kitchen. Cooking is a pleasure and a respite. Get ready to cook with spirit, eat with gusto, and laugh with abandon. Whether you follow her on Bravo’s Married to Medicine, are a regular watcher of Sister Circle, or have tuned into her Cooking with Miss Quad Instagram videos, you will want to add this long-anticipated cookbook to your repertoire.

    Cooking is a pleasure and a respite for this star; it’s an expression of love she wants to share with all her fans. Quad learned to cook from her mother, growing up in Memphis, Tennessee, so she’s been cooking her entire life and insists that she’s made every mistake possible behind a stove. Here she encourages even complete beginners to give cooking a try with delicious, updated southern classics, such as: 

    • Jalapeno Cheese Hushpuppies
    • Cajun Deviled Eggs
    • Peach, Fig, and Arugula Salad
    • Cornmeal-Dusted Catfish
    • Memphis Dry Rub Ribs
    • Basil Pesto Chicken

    Quad's energy in the kitchen is contagious, as is her passion for teaching others to overcome kitchen intimidation.

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    Sweet Potato Soul: 100 Easy Vegan Recipes for the Southern Flavors of Smoke, Sugar, Spice, and Soul

    By Jenne Claiborne

    Harmony
    Released: 2018-02-06
    Paperback (224 pages)

    Sweet Potato Soul: 100 Easy Vegan Recipes for the Southern Flavors of Smoke, Sugar, Spice, and Soul
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    Jenné Claiborne grew up in Atlanta eating classic Soul Food--fluffy biscuits, smoky sausage, Nana's sweet potato pie--but thought she'd have to give all that up when she went vegan.  As a chef, she instead spent years tweaking and experimenting to infuse plant-based, life-giving, glow-worthy foods with the flavor and depth that feeds the soul.
     
    The result? Her first cookbook, SWEET POTATO SOUL, offering 100 vegan recipes that riff on Southern cooking in surprising and delicious ways, beautifully illustrated with full-color photography. Jenné revives the long tradition of using fresh, local ingredients creatively in dishes like Coconut Collard Salad and Fried Cauliflower Chicken. She improvises new flavors in Peach Date BBQ Jackfruit Sliders and Sweet Potato-Tahini Cookies. She celebrates the plant-based roots of the cuisine in Bootylicious Gumbo and savory-sweet Georgia Watermelon & Peach Salad. And she updates classics with Jalapeño Hush Puppies, and her favorite, Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls.
     
    Along the way, Jenné explores the narratives surrounding iconic and beloved soul food recipes, as well as their innate nutritional benefits--you've heard that dandelion, mustard, and turnip greens, okra, and black eyed peas are nutrition superstars, but here's how to make them super tasty, too.
     
    From decadent pound cakes and ginger-kissed fruit cobblers to smokey collard greens, amazing crabcakes and the most comforting sweet potato pie you'll ever taste, these better-than-the-original takes on crave-worthy dishes are good for your health, heart, and soul.

    Son of a Southern Chef: Cook with Soul

    By Lazarus Lynch

    Avery
    Released: 2019-06-11
    Paperback (288 pages)

    Son of a Southern Chef: Cook with Soul
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    A wildly inventive soul food bible from a two-time Chopped winner and the host of Snapchat's first-ever cooking show.

    Thousands of fans know Lazarus Lynch for his bold artistic sensibility, exciting take on soul food, and knockout fashion sense. Laz has always had Southern and Caribbean food on his mind and running through his veins; his mother is Guyanese, while his father was from Alabama and ran a popular soul food restaurant in Queens known for its Southern comfort favorites. He created "Son of a Southern Chef" on Instagram as a love letter to the family recipes and love of cooking he inherited.

    In his debut cookbook, Laz offers up more than 100 recipe hits with new takes on classic dishes like Brown Butter Candy Yam Mash with Goat Cheese Brülée, Shrimp and Crazy Creamy Cheddar Grits, and Dulce de Leche Banana Pudding. Packed with splashy color photography that pops off the page, this cookbook blends fashion, food, and storytelling to get readers into the kitchen. It's a Southern cookbook like you've never seen before.

    Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed

    By Bryant Terry

    Ten Speed Press
    Released: 2014-04-08
    Hardcover (224 pages)

    Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed
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    In Afro-Vegan, renowned chef and food justice activist Bryant Terry reworks and remixes the favorite staples, ingredients, and classic dishes of the African Diaspora to present more than 100 wholly new, creative culinary combinations that will amaze vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores alike. 

    Blending African, Carribean, and southern cuisines results in delicious recipes like Smashed Potatoes, Peas, and Corn with Chile-Garlic Oil, a recipe inspired by the Kenyan dish irio, and Cinnamon-Soaked Wheat Berry Salad with dried apricots, carrots, and almonds, which is based on a Moroccan tagine. Creamy Coconut-Cashew Soup with Okra, Corn, and Tomatoes pays homage to a popular Brazilian dish while incorporating classic Southern ingredients, and Crispy Teff and Grit Cakes with Eggplant, Tomatoes, and Peanuts combines the Ethiopian grain teff with stone-ground corn grits from the Deep South and North African zalook dip. There’s perfect potluck fare, such as the simple, warming, and intensely flavored Collard Greens and Cabbage with Lots of Garlic, and the Caribbean-inspired Cocoa Spice Cake with Crystallized Ginger and Coconut-Chocolate Ganache, plus a refreshing Roselle-Rooibos Drink that will satisfy any sweet tooth. 

    With more than 100 modern and delicious dishes that draw on Terry’s personal memories as well as the history of food that has traveled from the African continent, Afro-Vegan takes you on an international food journey. Accompanying the recipes are Terry’s insights about building community around food, along with suggested music tracks from around the world and book recommendations. For anyone interested in improving their well-being, Afro-Vegan’s groundbreaking recipes offer innovative, plant-based global cuisine that is fresh, healthy, and forges a new direction in vegan cooking.

    The Complete Cook's Country TV Show Cookbook Season 11: Every Recipe and Every Review from All Eleven Seasons

    Cook's Country
    Released: 2018-08-28
    Paperback (760 pages)

    The Complete Cook s Country TV Show Cookbook Season 11: Every Recipe and Every Review from All Eleven Seasons
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    Every recipe from the hit TV show brought to life in one colorful volume.

    Cook along with the TV show! Celebrate over a decade of recipes, road trips, and equipment and ingredient reviews, including all-new recipes from Season 11. This is not your average best-of-American-home-cooking book. With an emphasis on regional and heirloom fare, this eclectic collection offers foolproof methods for making more than 400 recipes from all over America--from small towns to big cities, coast to coast, and everywhere in between. You'll get American classics like Glazed Meatloaf, Roast Beef, Whipped Potatoes, and Mile-High Lemon Meringue Pie, plus little-known local gems like Baltimore Pit Beef, Tennessee Pulled Turkey Sandwiches, New Jersey Crumb Buns, and Oregon Blackberry Pie.

    In addition to all the great recipes, home cooks get a glimpse into the origins and inspiration behind many of the dishes. A comprehensive shopping guide lists not only the ingredients and equipment winners featured on the TV show but also dozens of other products given the coveted America's Test Kitchen seal of approval.

    Japanese Soul Cooking: Ramen, Tonkatsu, Tempura, and More from the Streets and Kitchens of Tokyo and Beyond

    By Tadashi Ono

    Ten Speed Press
    Released: 2013-11-05
    Hardcover (256 pages)

    Japanese Soul Cooking: Ramen, Tonkatsu, Tempura, and More from the Streets and Kitchens of Tokyo and Beyond
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    A collection of more than 100 recipes that introduces Japanese comfort food to American home cooks, exploring new ingredients, techniques, and the surprising origins of popular dishes like gyoza and tempura. 

    Move over, sushi. It’s time for gyoza, curry, tonkatsu, and furai. These icons of Japanese comfort food cooking are the hearty, flavor-packed, craveable dishes you’ll find in every kitchen and street corner hole-in-the-wall restaurant in Japan.

    In Japanese Soul Cooking, Tadashi Ono and Harris Salat introduce you to this irresistible, homey style of cooking. As you explore the range of exciting, satisfying fare, you may recognize some familiar favorites, including ramen, soba, udon, and tempura. Other, lesser known Japanese classics, such as wafu pasta (spaghetti with bold, fragrant toppings like miso meat sauce), tatsuta-age (fried chicken marinated in garlic, ginger, and other Japanese seasonings), and savory omelets with crabmeat and shiitake mushrooms will instantly become standards in your kitchen as well. With foolproof instructions and step-by-step photographs, you’ll soon be knocking out chahan fried rice, mentaiko spaghetti, saikoro steak, and more for friends and family.

    Ono and Salat’s fascinating exploration of the surprising origins and global influences behind popular dishes is accompanied by rich location photography that captures the energy and essence of this food in everyday life, bringing beloved Japanese comfort food to Western home cooks for the first time.

    Mississippi Vegan: Recipes and Stories from a Southern Boy's Heart

    By Timothy Pakron

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    Released: 2018-10-23
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    Mississippi Vegan: Recipes and Stories from a Southern Boy s Heart
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    Celebrate the gorgeous and delicious possibilities of plant-based Southern cuisine.

    Inspired by the landscape and flavors of his childhood on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Timothy Pakron found his heart, soul, and calling in cooking the Cajun, Creole, and southern classics of his youth. In his debut cookbook, he shares 125 plant-based recipes, all of which substitute ingredients without sacrificing depth of flavor and reveal the secret tradition of veganism in southern cooking.

    Finding ways to re-create his experiences growing up in the South--making mud pies and admiring the deep pink azaleas--on the plate, Pakron looks to history and nature as his guides to creating the richest food possible. Filled with as many evocative photographs and stories as easy-to-follow recipes, Mississippi Vegan is an ode to the transporting and ethereal beauty of the food and places you love.
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    SOUL: A Chef's Culinary Evolution in 150 Recipes

    By Todd Richards

    Oxmoor House
    Released: 2018-05-22
    Kindle Edition (368 pages)

    SOUL: A Chef s Culinary Evolution in 150 Recipes
     
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    James Beard Award-nominated Chef Todd Richards shares his personal culinary exploration of soul food.

    Black American chefs and cooks are often typecast as the experts of only one cuisine-soul food, but Todd Richards' food is anything but stereotypical. Taste his Hot-Chicken-Style Country-Fried Lamb Steak or Blueberry-Sweet Tea-Brined Chicken Thighs as evidence. While his dishes are rooted in family and the American cuisine known as soul food, he doesn't let his heritage restrain him. The message of Soul is that cooks can honor tradition yet be liberated to explore. Todd Richards celebrates the restorative wonders of a classic pot of Collard Greens with Ham Hocks, yet doesn't shy away from building upon that foundational recipe with his Collard Green Ramen, a reinterpretation that incorporates far-flung flavors of cultural influences and exemplifies culinary evolution. Page after page, in more than 150 recipes and stunning photos, Todd shares his creativity and passion to highlight what soul food can be for a new generation of cooks. Whether you're new to Southern and soul food or call the South your home, Soul will encourage you to not only step outside of the box, but to boldly walk away from it.

    The chapters in Soul are organized by featured ingredients: Collards, Onions, Berries, Lamb, Seafood, Corn, Tomatoes, Melons, Stone Fruit, Eggs and Poultry, Pork and Beef, Beans and Rice, and Roots. Each one begins with a traditional recipe and progresses alongside Richards' exploration of flavor combinations and techniques.

    Sweetie Pie's Cookbook: Soulful Southern Recipes, from My Family to Yours

    By Robbie Montgomery

    Amistad Press
    Released: 2015-10-20
    Hardcover (224 pages)

    Sweetie Pie s Cookbook: Soulful Southern Recipes, from My Family to Yours
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    The beloved owner of the wildly popular Sweetie Pie's restaurant, and star of the OWN reality television show Welcome to Sweetie Pie's shares recipes for her renowned soul food and the lessons she's learned on the path to success.

    Growing up in Mississippi and St. Louis, Robbie Montgomery, the oldest of nine children, was often responsible for putting meals on the family table. Working side by side with her mother in their St. Louis kitchen, Robbie learned to prepare dozens of classic soul food dishes.

    Now, at seventy-two, Miss Robbie passes down those traditions for generations of fans to enjoy in Sweetie Pie's Cookbook. Robbie takes you into the kitchen to prepare her most favored meals—smothered pork chops, salmon croquettes, baked chicken—and tells you heartfelt and humorous stories, including amazing tales from her life at the restaurant and on the road as a back-up singer. Miss Robbie began her culinary career on the road—in the segregated America of the1960s, finding welcoming restaurants in small cities and towns was often challenging for African-Americans. When a collapsed lung prematurely ended her singing career, Miss Robbie returned to St. Louis, using her formidable cooking talent to open a soul food restaurant that would make her legend.

    Through her show and this special cookbook, Miss Robbie hopes to maintain the place of soul food cooking—its recipes, history, and legacy—in American culture for decades to come.

    Sweetie Pie's Cookbook includes 75-100 gorgeous color photos and an Index.

    Carla Hall's Soul Food

    By Carla Hall

    Harper Wave
    Released: 2018-10-23
    Kindle Edition (336 pages)

    Carla Hall s Soul Food
     
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    Beloved TV chef (ABC’s Emmy Award-winning The Chew and fan favorite on Bravo’s Top Chef), Carla Hall takes us back to her own Nashville roots to offer a fresh, lip-smackin’ look at America’s favorite comfort cuisine.

    In Carla Hall’s Soul Food, the beloved chef and television celebrity takes us back to her own Nashville roots to offer a fresh, lip-smackin’ look at America’s favorite comfort cuisine and traces soul food’s history from Africa and the Caribbean to the American South. Carla shows us that soul food is more than barbecue and mac and cheese. Traditionally a plant-based cuisine, everyday soul food is full of veggie goodness that’s just as delicious as cornbread and fried chicken.

    From Black-Eyed Pea Salad with Hot Sauce Vinaigrette to Tomato Pie with Garlic Bread Crust, the recipes in Carla Hall’s Soul Food deliver her distinctive Southern flavors using farm-fresh ingredients. The results are light, healthy, seasonal dishes with big, satisfying tastes—the mouthwatering soul food everyone will want a taste of.

    Recipes include:

    • Cracked Shrimp with Comeback Sauce
    • Ghanaian Peanut Beef Stew with Onions and Celery
    • Caribbean Smothered Chicken with Coconut, Lime, and Chiles
    • Roasted Cauliflower with Raisins and Lemon-Pepper Millet
    • Field Peas with Country Ham
    • Chunky Tomato Soup with Roasted Okra Rounds
    • Sweet Potato Pudding with Clementines
    • Poured Caramel Cake

    With Carla Hall’s Soul Food, you can indulge in rich celebration foods, such as deviled eggs, buttermilk biscuits, Carla’s famous take on Nashville hot fried chicken, and a decadent coconut cream layer cake.

    Featuring 145 original recipes, 120 color photographs, and a whole lotta love, Carla Hall’s Soul Food is a wonderful blend of the modern and the traditional—honoring soul food’s heritage and personalizing it with Carla’s signature fresh style. The result is an irresistible and open-hearted collection of recipes and stories that share love and joy, identity, and memory.

    Japanese Soul Cooking: Ramen, Tonkatsu, Tempura, and More from the Streets and Kitchens of Tokyo and Beyond

    By Tadashi Ono

    Ten Speed Press
    Released: 2013-11-05
    Hardcover (256 pages)

    Japanese Soul Cooking: Ramen, Tonkatsu, Tempura, and More from the Streets and Kitchens of Tokyo and Beyond
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    A collection of more than 100 recipes that introduces Japanese comfort food to American home cooks, exploring new ingredients, techniques, and the surprising origins of popular dishes like gyoza and tempura. 

    Move over, sushi. It’s time for gyoza, curry, tonkatsu, and furai. These icons of Japanese comfort food cooking are the hearty, flavor-packed, craveable dishes you’ll find in every kitchen and street corner hole-in-the-wall restaurant in Japan.

    In Japanese Soul Cooking, Tadashi Ono and Harris Salat introduce you to this irresistible, homey style of cooking. As you explore the range of exciting, satisfying fare, you may recognize some familiar favorites, including ramen, soba, udon, and tempura. Other, lesser known Japanese classics, such as wafu pasta (spaghetti with bold, fragrant toppings like miso meat sauce), tatsuta-age (fried chicken marinated in garlic, ginger, and other Japanese seasonings), and savory omelets with crabmeat and shiitake mushrooms will instantly become standards in your kitchen as well. With foolproof instructions and step-by-step photographs, you’ll soon be knocking out chahan fried rice, mentaiko spaghetti, saikoro steak, and more for friends and family.

    Ono and Salat’s fascinating exploration of the surprising origins and global influences behind popular dishes is accompanied by rich location photography that captures the energy and essence of this food in everyday life, bringing beloved Japanese comfort food to Western home cooks for the first time.

    Soul Food Love: Healthy Recipes Inspired by One Hundred Years of Cooking in a Black Family

    By Alice Randall

    Clarkson Potter
    Released: 2015-02-03
    Hardcover (224 pages)

    Soul Food Love: Healthy Recipes Inspired by One Hundred Years of Cooking in a Black Family
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    NAACP Image Award Winner

    A mother-daughter duo reclaims and redefines soul food by mining the traditions of four generations of black women and creating 80 healthy recipes to help everyone live longer and stronger.

     
    After bestselling author Alice Randall penned an op-ed in the New York Times titled “Black Women and Fat,” chronicling her quest to be “the last fat black woman” in her family, she turned to her daughter, Caroline Randall Williams, for help. Together they overhauled the way they cook and eat, translating recipes and traditions handed down by generations of black women into easy, affordable, and healthful—yet still indulgent—dishes, such as Peanut Chicken Stew, Red Bean and Brown Rice Creole Salad, Fiery Green Beans, and Sinless Sweet Potato Pie. Soul Food Love relates the authors’ fascinating family history (which mirrors that of much of black America in the twentieth century), explores the often fraught relationship African-American women have had with food, and forges a powerful new way forward that honors their cultural and culinary heritage.

    Cooking with Miss Quad: Live, Laugh, Love and Eat

    By Quad Webb

    Countryman Press
    Released: 2019-05-07
    Hardcover (240 pages)

    Cooking with Miss Quad: Live, Laugh, Love and Eat
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    Featured in US WEEKLY, ESSENCE, BRAVO TV, BOSSIP, AJC, and more, 100 MUST-HAVE recipes from Married to Medicine and Sister Circle’s Quad Webb

    "Miss Quad ain't playing around, and you can taste it in every bite." ―Pat Neely, from his introduction

    Welcome to Quad's kitchen. Cooking is a pleasure and a respite. Get ready to cook with spirit, eat with gusto, and laugh with abandon. Whether you follow her on Bravo’s Married to Medicine, are a regular watcher of Sister Circle, or have tuned into her Cooking with Miss Quad Instagram videos, you will want to add this long-anticipated cookbook to your repertoire.

    Cooking is a pleasure and a respite for this star; it’s an expression of love she wants to share with all her fans. Quad learned to cook from her mother, growing up in Memphis, Tennessee, so she’s been cooking her entire life and insists that she’s made every mistake possible behind a stove. Here she encourages even complete beginners to give cooking a try with delicious, updated southern classics, such as: 

    • Jalapeno Cheese Hushpuppies
    • Cajun Deviled Eggs
    • Peach, Fig, and Arugula Salad
    • Cornmeal-Dusted Catfish
    • Memphis Dry Rub Ribs
    • Basil Pesto Chicken

    Quad's energy in the kitchen is contagious, as is her passion for teaching others to overcome kitchen intimidation.

    100 color photographs

    Chinese Soul Food: A Friendly Guide for Homemade Dumplings, Stir-Fries, Soups, and More

    By Hsiao-Ching Chou

    Sasquatch Books
    Released: 2018-01-30
    Hardcover (256 pages)

    Chinese Soul Food: A Friendly Guide for Homemade Dumplings, Stir-Fries, Soups, and More
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    Chinese soul food is classic comfort food you can't resist, and in this cookbook you'll find 80 recipes for favorites you can easily make any night of the week.

    Chinese food is more popular than any other cuisine and yet it often intimidates North American home cooks. Chinese Soul Food draws cooks into the kitchen with recipes that include sizzling potstickers, stir-fries that are
    unbelievably easy to make, saucy braises, and soups that bring comfort with a sip. These are dishes that feed the belly and speak the universal language of "mmm!" You'll find approachable recipes and plenty of tips for favorite homestyle Chinese dishes, such as red-braised pork belly, dry-fried green beans, braised-beef noodle soup, green onion pancakes, garlic eggplant, and the author's famous potstickers, which consistently sell out her cooking classes in Seattle. You will also find helpful tips and techniques, such as caring for and using a wok and how to cook rice properly, as well as a basic Chinese pantry list that also includes acceptable substitutions, making it even simpler for the busiest among us to cook their favorite Chinese dishes at home. Recipes are streamlined to minimize the fear factor of unfamiliar ingredients and techniques, and home cooks are gently guided toward becoming comfortable cooking satisfying Chinese meals. Any kitchen can be a Chinese kitchen!

    Cooking with Love: Comfort Food that Hugs You

    By Carla Hall

    Atria Books
    Released: 2013-11-12
    Paperback (336 pages)

    Cooking with Love: Comfort Food that Hugs You
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    Former cohost of The Chew and a Top Chef All-Stars Fan Favorite, Carla Hall serves up more than 100 fantastic recipes for twists on classic comfort food.

    Carla Hall first won the hearts of fans nationwide on Bravo’s Top Chef, then won Fan Favorite on Top Chef All-Stars. In Cooking With Love, she serves up more than 100 fantastic recipes for food that hugs you. With her signature tasty twists on tried-and-true classics, comfort food never tasted so good!

    From Down-Home Deviled Eggs with Smoky Bacon to silky and light Spicy Carrot-Ginger Soup to the ultimate Chicken Pot Pie with buttery crust on the bottom to her Granny’s unforgettably luscious Five-Flavor Pound Cake, Carla’s flavorful recipes are so deeply satisfy­ing, they’ll become family favorites in your kitchen.

    For Carla, the only way to make truly comforting food is to cook it from the heart, and in Cooking with Love, she shows you that love with her tempting, inspiring recipes for all sorts of sumptuous dishes, displayed in beautiful full-color photographs. Carla also tells funny, poignant tales of her own life cooking with family, friends, and fellow chefs.

    Sweet Potato Soul: 100 Easy Vegan Recipes for the Southern Flavors of Smoke, Sugar, Spice, and Soul

    By Jenne Claiborne

    Harmony
    Released: 2018-02-06
    Paperback (224 pages)

    Sweet Potato Soul: 100 Easy Vegan Recipes for the Southern Flavors of Smoke, Sugar, Spice, and Soul
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    Jenné Claiborne grew up in Atlanta eating classic Soul Food--fluffy biscuits, smoky sausage, Nana's sweet potato pie--but thought she'd have to give all that up when she went vegan.  As a chef, she instead spent years tweaking and experimenting to infuse plant-based, life-giving, glow-worthy foods with the flavor and depth that feeds the soul.
     
    The result? Her first cookbook, SWEET POTATO SOUL, offering 100 vegan recipes that riff on Southern cooking in surprising and delicious ways, beautifully illustrated with full-color photography. Jenné revives the long tradition of using fresh, local ingredients creatively in dishes like Coconut Collard Salad and Fried Cauliflower Chicken. She improvises new flavors in Peach Date BBQ Jackfruit Sliders and Sweet Potato-Tahini Cookies. She celebrates the plant-based roots of the cuisine in Bootylicious Gumbo and savory-sweet Georgia Watermelon & Peach Salad. And she updates classics with Jalapeño Hush Puppies, and her favorite, Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls.
     
    Along the way, Jenné explores the narratives surrounding iconic and beloved soul food recipes, as well as their innate nutritional benefits--you've heard that dandelion, mustard, and turnip greens, okra, and black eyed peas are nutrition superstars, but here's how to make them super tasty, too.
     
    From decadent pound cakes and ginger-kissed fruit cobblers to smokey collard greens, amazing crabcakes and the most comforting sweet potato pie you'll ever taste, these better-than-the-original takes on crave-worthy dishes are good for your health, heart, and soul.

    Food for da Soul: Home Cooking Recipes

    By Priscilla J. Carelock

    Independently published
    Paperback (48 pages)

    Food for da Soul: Home Cooking Recipes
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    As the oldest in a family of eight children, I was in the kitchen with my Momma cooking for the family. After my Momma passed away, I continued to cook for my family, it was up to me to carry on her legacy. All of these recipes have stood the test of time while being enjoyed by many of my family and friends. This book is not just about recipes, but about the love of family and food.

    America's Restaurant Recipes

     
     


     
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