Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time (Includes 22 Recipes)

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University of North Carolina Press
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8.0 X 10.0 X 1.0 inches | 1.06 pounds

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About the Author
Adrian Miller is a writer, attorney, and certified barbecue judge who lives in Denver, Colorado. He has served as a special assistant to President Bill Clinton, a senior policy analyst for Colorado governor Bill Ritter Jr., and a Southern Foodways Alliance board member.
2014 James Beard Foundation Book Award, Reference and Scholarship

An engaging, tradition-rich look at an often overlooked American cuisine-- certainly to be of interest to foodies from all walks of life."--Kirkus, starred review

[A] fascinating look at the cuisine known as soul food and its close cousin, southern cuisine. . . . Photographs and recipes add to the allure of this well-researched look at the past and future of soul food."--Booklist, starred review

[A] comprehensive and entertaining history of soul food. . . . A lively and thorough account for fans of food literature and of African American history. Recipes included. Highly recommended."--Library Journal

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."--The Philadelphia Tribune

A wonderful combination of sociological examination of African-American culture and identity, travelogue and cookbook. . . . It's exactly this combination of earnest curiosity and an unwillingness to take his topic too seriously that makes Soul Food such a great read. . . . I highly recommend this book!"--Nashville Scene

Miller moves way past common notions about soul food to offer a fascinating look at the cuisine and its close cousin, southern cooking."--Booklist Top 10 Food Books of 2013

Just the book to move readers from one end of the line to the other without getting bogged down. . . . Soul Food is ingenious . . . [and] speaks to the enduring mythological power of its staple dishes."--Michael Twitty, American Prospect

Most people don't know soul food the way Miller does. . . . Miller's book studies soul food mainly in terms of its quintessential ingredients or dishes. . . [and] along the way, he dishes up a few surprises."--Winston-Salem Journal

Miller's book is a mouth-watering tome that not only titillates the palate, but feeds the brain with science, geography and history."--Denver Westword