By Adrian Miller
Honor publication for Nonfiction, Black Caucus of the yank Library Association
In this insightful and eclectic heritage, Adrian Miller delves into the impacts, components, and ideas that make up the soul nutrition culture. Focusing each one bankruptcy at the culinary and social historical past of 1 dish--such as fried poultry, chitlins, yams, vegetables, and "red drinks--Miller uncovers the way it obtained at the soul meals plate and what it capacity for African American tradition and identity.
Miller argues that the tale is extra advanced and extraordinary than mostly idea. 4 centuries within the making, and fusing eu, local American, and West African cuisines, soul food--in all its fried, pork-infused, and sugary glory--is yet one element of African American culinary history. Miller discusses how soul meals has develop into included into American tradition and explores its connections to identification politics, undesirable health and wellbeing raps, and more fit possible choices. This clean examine one among America's so much celebrated, mythologized, and maligned cuisines is enriched by way of lively sidebars, images, and twenty-two recipes.
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