The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time
Author: Adrian Miller
Pubpsher: UNC Press Books
2014 James Beard Foundation Book Award, Reference and Scholarship Honor Book for Nonfiction, Black Caucus of the American Library Association 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. Miller argues that the story is more complex and surprising than commonly thought. Four centuries in the making, and fusing European, Native American, and West African cuisines, soul food--in all its fried, pork-infused, and sugary glory--is but one aspect of African American culinary heritage. Miller discusses how soul food has become incorporated into American culture and explores its connections to identity politics, bad health raps, and healthier alternatives. This refreshing look at one of America's most celebrated, mythologized, and maligned cuisines is enriched by spirited sidebars, photographs, and twenty-two recipes.
Southern Soul Food: Mom's Favorite Recipes is a delightful collection of recipes destined to produce real home-cooked "comfort food." Not only does the book present recipes that will delight your palate, it also includes a helpful guide to the ingredients used and an analysis of their health merits.
Discover the unique flavors of the South here at "Soul Recipes From The Dirty South". ... There's a little something for everyone, so why not come visit and explore our kitchen! ... A collection of some of the most world famous southern and soul food recipes in one book. Complete with some of the Hottest diets around and Healthy eating tips
Often our lives are so busy we forget to reflect on the important issues that underpin our relationships, careers and family life. By reading a thought each day from this wise little book, we can stop for a moment and consider just where we are and how we are really doing. Do we have our lives in balance? Are we being reasonable in our dealings with other people? Soul Food for the Heart covers a wide range of areas, from friendship, diet and personal responsibility to tolerance, envy and injustice. Simple yet profound, these thoughts have already helped thousands of readers; they can help you too.
Recipes and Reflections from African-American Churches
Author: Joyce White
Pubpsher: William Morrow Cookbooks
When Joyce White moved to New York City from Alabama, she left small-town life behind and landed ajob as a food editor at a major women's magazine. Weekends, however, found her visiting churches in Harlem and Bedford-Stuyvestant, looking for a taste of home. Food has long been a part of the spiritual life of African-American churches, and what she found there, along with what she missed from home, was the comforting blend of cooking and fellowship that feeds both the body and soul. In this warm and joyful collection, White offers more than 150 recipes for the foods that worshipers look forward to after services, and she captures the spirit of these sociable meals with warm, conversational and occasionally poignant reflections from African-American churchgoers around the United States. "We don't just come to church service and leave," says a retired nurse who directs hospitality for a large church in Los Angeles. "Many of us stay here half the day. That way we get a chance to rub shoulders and see what is going on or going wrong with each other." From delicious renditions of classics such as Sugar-Crusted Biscuits to updated favorites such as Black Beans with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, as well as special fare for entertaining and Kwaanza, the pages of Soul Food are alive with the spirit and love of African-American churches -- and the terrific food to be found there.
Susan Weston Frisina was born and raised in Northern California in the San Francisco Bay Area. In her middle teen years, Susan made her profession of faith in Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. Her spiritual development began when she became part of the young youth movement with Calvary Chapel, Costa Mesa and he study under Pastor Chuck Smith. While attending college in middle Tennessee, Susan met her husband Michael, who was serving in the United States Army with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. She then began a twenty year journey in support of her husband's military career raising three Army Angels along the way. Throughout their military travels, Susan remained active in teaching in both women's and children's ministries all over the United States. Susan has taken a collection of life experiences from her spiritual crucible that include childhood, education, family, and ministry encounters to weave together short stories that convey both life and spiritual insight to living a consistent and fulfilled walk with God. Serving alongside her husband who now pastors a Calvary Chapel in Columbia, South Carolina, Susan is an avid Bible teacher and speaker at women's conferences and now adds this book to her ministry repertoire.
Stories to Keep You Mentally Strong, Emotionally Awake, & Ethically Straight
Author: Dan Clark
Pubpsher: Simon and Schuster
Since the beginning, stories have been the primary tool used to pass down valuable lessons learned by the generations before us. These lessons help to guide us through challenges faced today. New York Times bestselling author Dan Clark has masterfully combined many of these life lessons into the pages of Soul Food: Stories to Keep You Mentally Strong, Emotionally Awake, and Ethically Straight. When asked if the stories are true, Clark writes, 'Yes. They are true to principles, they are true to heart, they are true to the soul.' Each one is written with a purpose—a lesson for those who are seeking to grow from their experiences, rather than falter through their pain. Soul Food fills readers with a steady diet of love, support, concern, and counsel. In this wonderfully crafted book, Clark touches upon the importance of understanding, self-worth, service, perspective, communication, commitment, and love, just to name a few. Whether through learning about a little girl who arrives home late from school because she stayed behind to help a friend cry, or an eighty-seven-year-old college student named Rose, each story will elicit a pause—a brief moment to reflect and to personalize the message conveyed. These stories will captivate readers' hearts and nourish their souls.
Sometimes we are just too busy to reflect on the really important things in our lives: relationships, truth, respect for others, love, family, tolerance, and a host of other issues and concerns that affect the way we live. This book provides a thought each day to help busy people focus on the things that really matter. Each new page has a new thought. Read one each day and reflect. You will nourish your soul and learn wisdom.