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

    Directed by Ted Eccles

    Total Content Digital
    Released: 2015-08-19
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    Real Food Real Kitchens - Southern / Soul Food

    Directed by Craig Chapman

    OEG Media LLC
    Amazon Video (Food and Wine)

    Real Food Real Kitchens - Southern / Soul Food
     

    Real Food Real Kitchens - Lebanese Stuffed Eggplants and Bread Pudding

    Directed by Craig Chapman

    OEG Media LLC
    Amazon Video (Food and Wine)

    Real Food Real Kitchens - Lebanese Stuffed Eggplants and Bread Pudding
     

    Tiny Fried Chicken And Waffle

    Directed by Tastemade

    Tastemade
    Released: 2018-01-09
    Amazon Video (Food and Wine - Baking)

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    The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma's Table

    By Rick Bragg

    Knopf
    Released: 2018-04-24
    Hardcover (512 pages)

    The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma s Table
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    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 

    From the beloved, best-selling author of All Over but the Shoutin', a delectable, rollicking food memoir, cookbook, and loving tribute to a region, a vanishing history, a family, and, especially, to his mother. Including seventy-four mouthwatering Bragg family recipes for classic southern dishes passed down through generations.


    Margaret Bragg does not own a single cookbook. She measures in "dabs" and "smidgens" and "tads" and "you know, hon, just some." She cannot be pinned down on how long to bake corn bread ("about 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the mysteries of your oven"). Her notion of farm-to-table is a flatbed truck. But she can tell you the secrets to perfect mashed potatoes, corn pudding, redeye gravy, pinto beans and hambone, stewed cabbage, short ribs, chicken and dressing, biscuits and butter rolls. Many of her recipes, recorded here for the first time, pre-date the Civil War, handed down skillet by skillet, from one generation of Braggs to the next. In The Best Cook in the World, Rick Bragg finally preserves his heritage by telling the stories that framed his mother's cooking and education, from childhood into old age. Because good food always has a good story, and a recipe, writes Bragg, is a story like anything else.

    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.

    SOUL: A Chef's Culinary Evolution in 150 Recipes

    By Todd Richards

    Southern Living
    Released: 2018-05-22
    Hardcover (368 pages)

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    Garden & Gun's Best Books of 2018 (so far)

    Amazon's Best Cookbook of 2018 (so far)

    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.
     
     

    The Simply Vegan Cookbook: Easy, Healthy, Fun, and Filling Plant-Based Recipes Anyone Can Cook

    By Dustin Harder

    Rockridge Press
    Released: 2018-02-06
    Paperback (262 pages)

    The Simply Vegan Cookbook: Easy, Healthy, Fun, and Filling Plant-Based Recipes Anyone Can Cook
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    “Busy folks, rejoice! The recipes in The Simply Vegan Cookbook are accessible and doable, but never boring.”―Melissa D’Arabian, author and Food Network Host

    Forget about vegan cookbooks that require specialty ingredients and leave you unsatisfied. The Simply Vegan Cookbook takes vegan cooking to the tastiest level with easy, delicious recipes that are fun to make and a delight to eat. Creator and host of The Vegan Roadie, Dustin Harder has travelled over 110,000 miles―and visited every grocery store along the way― to find out which vegan foods are (and are not) accessible. Taking this into account, The Simply Vegan Cookbook provides healthful, balanced vegan meals using easy-to-find, affordable vegan ingredients.

    From greens and beans to grains and mains, The Simply Vegan Cookbook is the most comprehensive of vegan cookbooks to date. This vegan cookbook offers:

    • 150 recipes with two variations each, resulting in a total of 450 recipes
    • No more than 30 minutes of active time prep time per recipe
    • Cooking tutorials improve your skills for making vegan staples

    The Simply Vegan Cookbook gives home cooks what other vegan cookbooks don’t―vegan recipes that save time, money, and your sanity.

    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 Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South

    By Michael W. Twitty

    Amistad Press
    Released: 2017-08-01
    Hardcover (464 pages)

    The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South
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    A renowned culinary historian offers a fresh perspective on our most divisive cultural issue, race, in this illuminating memoir of Southern cuisine and food culture that traces his ancestry—both black and white—through food, from Africa to America and slavery to freedom.

    Southern food is integral to the American culinary tradition, yet the question of who "owns" it is one of the most provocative touch points in our ongoing struggles over race. In this unique memoir, culinary historian Michael W. Twitty takes readers to the white-hot center of this fight, tracing the roots of his own family and the charged politics surrounding the origins of soul food, barbecue, and all Southern cuisine.

    From the tobacco and rice farms of colonial times to plantation kitchens and backbreaking cotton fields, Twitty tells his family story through the foods that enabled his ancestors’ survival across three centuries. He sifts through stories, recipes, genetic tests, and historical documents, and travels from Civil War battlefields in Virginia to synagogues in Alabama to Black-owned organic farms in Georgia.

    As he takes us through his ancestral culinary history, Twitty suggests that healing may come from embracing the discomfort of the Southern past. Along the way, he reveals a truth that is more than skin deep—the power that food has to bring the kin of the enslaved and their former slaveholders to the table, where they can discover the real America together.

    Illustrations by Stephen Crotts

    Booze & Vinyl: A Spirited Guide to Great Music and Mixed Drinks

    By André Darlington

    Running Press Adult
    Released: 2018-04-17
    Hardcover (224 pages)

    Booze & Vinyl: A Spirited Guide to Great Music and Mixed Drinks
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    The ultimate listening party guide, Booze and Vinyl shows you how to set the mood for 70 great records from the 1950s through the 2000s.

    From modern craft cocktails to old standbys, prepare to shake, stir, and just plain pour your way through some of the best wax ever pressed. Wickedly designed and featuring photography throughout, Booze & Vinyl is organized by mood, from Rock to Chill, Dance, and Seduce. Each entry has liner notes that underscore the album's musical highlights and accompanying "Side A" and "Side B" cocktail recipes that complement the music's mood, imagery in the lyrics, or connect the drink to the artist. This is your guide to a rich listening session for one, two, or more.

    Among the 70 featured albums are: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club, Purple Rain, Sticky Fingers, Born To Run, License to Ill, Appetite for Destruction, Thriller, Like a Virgin, Low End Theory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust, Hotel California, Buena Vista Social Club, Back to Black, Pet Sounds, Vampire Weekend, and many more.
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    The Taste of Country Cooking: 30th Anniversary Edition

    By Edna Lewis

    Alfred A Knopf
    Released: 2006-08-01
    Hardcover (304 pages)

    The Taste of Country Cooking: 30th Anniversary Edition
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    In recipes and reminiscences equally delicious, Edna Lewis celebrates the uniquely American country cooking she grew up with some fifty years ago in a small Virginia Piedmont farming community that had been settled by freed slaves. With menus for the four seasons, she shares the ways her family prepared and enjoyed food, savoring the delights of each special time of year:

    • The fresh taste of spring—the first shad, wild mushrooms, garden strawberries, field greens and salads . . . honey from woodland bees . . . a ring mold of chicken with wild mushroom sauce . . . the treat of braised mutton after sheepshearing.

    • The feasts of summer—garden-ripe vegetables and fruits relished at the peak of flavor . . . pan-fried chicken, sage-flavored pork tenderloin, spicy baked tomatoes, corn pudding, fresh blackberry cobbler, and more, for hungry neighbors on Wheat-Threshing Day . . . Sunday Revival, the event of the year, when Edna’s mother would pack up as many as fifteen dishes (what with her pickles and breads and pies) to be spread out on linen-covered picnic tables under the church’s shady oaks . . . hot afternoons cooled with a bowl of crushed peaches or hand-cranked custard ice cream.

    • The harvest of fall—a fine dinner of baked country ham, roasted newly dug sweet potatoes, and warm apple pie after a day of corn-shucking . . . the hunting season, with the deliciously “different” taste of game fattened on hickory nuts and persimmons . . . hog-butchering time and the making of sausages and liver pudding . . . and Emancipation Day with its rich and generous thanksgiving dinner.

    • The hearty fare of winter—holiday time, the sideboard laden with all the special foods of Christmas for company dropping by . . . the cold months warmed by stews, soups, and baked beans cooked in a hearth oven to be eaten with hot crusty bread before the fire.

    The scores of recipes for these marvelous dishes are set down in loving detail. We come to understand the values that formed the remarkable woman—her love of nature, the pleasure of living with the seasons, the sense of community, the satisfactory feeling that hard work was always rewarded by her mother’s good food. Having made us yearn for all the good meals she describes in her memories of a lost time in America, Edna Lewis shows us precisely how to recover, in our own country or city or suburban kitchens, the taste of the fresh, good, natural country cooking that was so happy a part of her girlhood in Freetown, Virginia.

    The Southerner's Cookbook: Recipes, Wisdom, and Stories

    By Editors of Garden and Gun

    Garden Gun
    Released: 2015-10-27
    Hardcover (320 pages)

    The Southerner s Cookbook: Recipes, Wisdom, and Stories
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    From Garden & Gun—the magazine that features the best of Southern cooking, dining, cocktails, and customs—comes an heirloom-quality guide to the traditions and innovations that define today’s Southern food culture, with more than 100 recipes and 4-color photography throughout.

    From well-loved classics like biscuits and fried chicken to uniquely regional dishes such as sonker (Piedmont, North Carolina’s take on cobbler) or Minorcan chowder (Florida’s version of clam chowder), each recipe in The Southerner’s Cookbook tells a story about Southern food and its origins. With contributions from some of the South’s finest chefs, a glossary of cooking terms, and essays from many of the magazine’s most beloved writers, The Southerner’s Cookbook is much more than simply a collection of recipes: it is a true reflection of the South’s culinary past, present, and future

    *Named one of Eater’s Best New Cookbooks for Fall 2015*
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    This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide

    By Geneen Roth

    Scribner
    Released: 2018-03-06
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    This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide
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    Inspiring, personal, and often spiritual reflections on how women can find peace, make wise choices, practice everyday joy, and step into their power from Geneen Roth—author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Women Food and God.

    From the beginning, Geneen Roth was told she was too sensitive, too emotional, too curious, too demanding, too intense, and too big. Yet gaining and losing weight for decades did not improve her self-worth or reduce other people’s criticisms. Like most women who struggle with their weight, she believed that if she could resolve what seemed to be the source of her self-hatred—how and what she ate—she would be thin, happy, and free. That belief, she discovered, was false.

    When her struggle with food ended—and didn’t change anything except the size of her thighs—she kept trying to fix other broken parts of herself with therapy, intensive meditation retreats, and rigorous spiritual practices. Yet it was only when Geneen stopped trying to change or fix herself—that she was at last able to feel at home in her mind, body, and life. Now, she shares the wisdom of giving up what Geneen calls "the Me Project," and finding the freedom, peace and power that await us just beyond it.

    With humor, compassion, and insight, This Messy Magnificent Life explores the personal beliefs, hidden traumas, and social pressures that shape not just women’s feelings about their bodies, but also their confidence, choices, and relationships. This provocative, enchanting, and sometimes laugh-out-loud look at the imperfect path women take to step into their own power, presence, and ownership is based on the author’s personal journey and her decades of work with thousands of women around the country.

    Roth embraces everyone’s unique and often unsung potential and shows us how to be open, curious, and kind with ourselves; how to say no to people and ideas that hold us back; how to let go of grudges and anxieties; how to pick ourselves up after setbacks; how to say a resounding yes to the world; how to move from fixing ourselves to finding ourselves; how to find joy in the ordinary; and how to experience the extraordinary right here and now in our bodies.

    With a foreword by Anne Lamott, This Messy Magnificent Life is a compelling and often quirky look at what it means to be an imperfect but unapologetic woman living a (mostly) magnificent life.
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    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.

    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.

    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!

    SOUL: A Chef's Culinary Evolution in 150 Recipes

    By Todd Richards

    Southern Living
    Released: 2018-05-22
    Hardcover (368 pages)

    SOUL: A Chef s Culinary Evolution in 150 Recipes
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    Garden & Gun's Best Books of 2018 (so far)

    Amazon's Best Cookbook of 2018 (so far)

    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.
     
     

    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 Cooking: Volume One: The Basics

    By B.V. Gray

    Independently published
    Paperback (64 pages)

    Soul Food Cooking: Volume One: The Basics
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    35 Fundamental Soul Food Recipes

    2019 Cooking with Love Provides Food for the Soul 16-Month Wall Calendar: by Sellers Publishing, 12 x 12; (CA-0423)

    By Lily & Val

    Sellers Publishing
    Released: 2018-08-15
    Calendar (36 pages)

    2019 Cooking with Love Provides Food for the Soul 16-Month Wall Calendar: by Sellers Publishing, 12 x 12; (CA-0423)
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    The unique, hand-drawn designs of renowned chalkboard artist Valerie McKeehan will inspire you to create your own recipe for a happy life! Here are the most popular of Val's beautiful chalk art depicting recipes, like fresh tomato salsa and peppermint bark, to enliven your home with a bit of modern nostalgia.

    Soul Food: 31 Easy Recipes for Home Cooks ((Easy) Soul Food Recipes)

    By Kimberly Coleman

    Released: 2017-10-31
    Kindle Edition (88 pages)

    Soul Food: 31 Easy Recipes for Home Cooks ((Easy) Soul Food Recipes)
     
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    Award-winning lifestyle blogger (Mom in the City, Easy Soul Food Recipes) shares recipes and their background histories in this first volume of the (Easy) Soul Food Recipes series.

    Soul Food has a rich history in the Black American and Southern communities. This eBook draws on that history. Kimberly majored in History and Sociology at Columbia University with a focus on Women and African-Americans.

    Originally from Virginia, Kimberly shares a mixture of classic and healthier versions of soul food recipes. Some dishes (fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, etc.) are prepared in the traditional manner while others receive a lighter toucher (collard greens with turkey meat, “Not Too Sweet” sweet potato pie, and the like). All of the recipes are easy to prepare along with being “friend and family approved”. There truly is a little bit of something for everyone is this eBook that is filled with 31 flavorful soul food recipes!

    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.

    New Century Soul Food Cooking: An Experience in African America Heritage and Culture

    By Dr M V Perry

    Outskirts Press
    Paperback (82 pages)

    New Century Soul Food Cooking: An Experience in African America Heritage and Culture
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    ...Over the years, ceaseless study and deep understanding have generated a real and intense appreciation for the abilities engendered by my ancestors. In a hostile landscape and among denigrating circumstances they chose to survive. What strikes me is that contrary to the claim of America itself we, African Americans, truly are The Melting Pot. We have amalgamated and synthesized cultures. We have combined our customs, the mixing of races, our worship, cooking, music and language with the deftness America merely aspires to. Soul Food Cooking is a snapshot that amazing ability.

    America's Restaurant Recipes

     
     


     
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