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Summary: Filmmaker Byron Hurt looks at the past and future of soul food, covering its roots in Western Africa, its incarnation in the American South, and the role it plays in the health crisis in the African American community. Examines the socioeconomics of the modern American diet, and how the food industry profits from producing cheap calories while healthy options remain expensive and hard to find.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2013

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD E-TV SOU

Twitty, Michael

Summary: "Culinary historian Michael W. Twitty brings a fresh perspective to 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 from slavery to freedom. Southern food is integral to the American culinary tradition, yet the question of who "owns" it is one of the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.59 TWI

Murray, Erin Byers

Summary: Goes behind the scenes of grits cultivation, visiting local growers, millers, and cooks to better understand the South's obsession with grits.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Display, Call number: 641.5975 MUR

Edge, John T

Summary: "A people's history that reveals how Southerners shaped American culinary identity and how race relations impacted Southern food culture over six revolutionary decades"--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2017

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Miller, Adrian.

Summary: In this insightful and eclectic history, Adrian Miller delves into the influences, ingredients, and innovations that make up the soul food tradition. Focusing each chapter on the culinary and social history of one dish--such as fried chicken, chitlins, yams, greens, and "red drinks"--Miller uncovers how it got on the soul food plate and what it means for African American culture and identity....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.59 MIL

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