Homage: Recipes and Stories from an Amish Soul Food Kitchen

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$35.00  $32.55
Chronicle Books
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8.1 X 10.0 X 1.0 inches | 2.42 pounds
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About the Author

Chris Scott is a New York-based chef and the previous owner of Brooklyn Commune and Butterfunk Kitchen, both in Brooklyn, as well as Birdman Juke Joint in Bridgeport, CT, which celebrates Black farmers and agriculture. He is the current owner of Butterfunk Biscuit, which highlights heritage baking at its finest. He was also a finalist on Top Chef, season 15. He lives in New Jersey with his family. Sarah Zorn is a food writer and editor, as well as the coauthor of Sunday Best and Levant. She was the recipe tester for The Nom Wah Cookbook and Xi'an Famous Foods: The Cuisine of Western China, from New York's Favorite Noodle Shop, and the author of Brooklyn Chef's Table: Extraordinary Recipes from Coney Island to Brooklyn Heights.


"Two cultures steeped in farming find rich common ground in this captivating tribute from chef Scott."?--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Chris Scott gives us a vibrant addition to the soul canon. Heart and craftmanship, mentoring and tradition, and creativity and respect are his main ingredients. You'll be grateful for this journey."

-Michael Twitty, author, culinary historian, and educator

"There's so much heart in Homage that it stopped me in my tracks. Sure, the book's got excellent recipes--who can resist the succulent poetry of Whoopie Pies and Dandelion Wine, Yam Molasses and Okra Chow-Chow, Pan-Seared Chicken Livers and Crispy Fried Tomatoes? But Chris Scott goes deep beyond cooking in the spirit of honoring his ancestors, guiding his four children, and telling a uniquely American story. You can sense that spirit glowing from every page: Homage is an instant classic."

-Jeff Gordinier, author of Hungry

"If a dish could hold a whole a generational, cultural culinary history, you would find it in Homage. A family's Black heritage in a book of recipes flavored by a unique Amish tradition. Homage is about perseverance and evolution, and stories that serve the life, artistry, and devotion of Chris Scott on a plate. Here is food born of love, life, a family's faith, and a coming of age. Because just when you thought you knew what soul food was, think again: be truly amazed, satiated, and transported."

-Alexander Smalls, chef, restauranteur, author, opera singer, and social minister

"Having the privilege of cooking alongside Chris Scott, I can assure you that his food and his writing are passionate and soulful, and utterly important. Homage is a must-have and a must-read."

-Mike Solomonov, James Beard Award winning chef and cookbook author

"Chris Scott is the real deal. His food is an authentic extension of his heritage and his training. He is a student of cuisine, bringing creativity and innovation to traditional flavors to make them insanely delicious."

-Tanya Holland, chef, restaurateur, podcast host, and cookbook author