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    From soul food to West African stews – Isthmus

    Madison Black Restaurant Week was started by longtime activist and publisher of Umoja magazine Milele Chikasa Anana in 2016. Held this year from Aug. 8-15, the event in its sixth year is bigger than ever, shining a spotlight not just on the more visible restaurants and food carts but also specialty food producers and caterers.  Twelve restaurants, seven food carts, 11 caterers, five small producers and four bakers are participating in Black Restaurant Week this year. Cuisines represented include American soul food, barbecue, Jamaican, West African, East African, Togolese, Ethiopian and vegetarian, along with good old pizza. In addition to   Read More

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    Folami Geter hopes to change people’s minds with vegan soul food

    Folami Geter hopes her food will open people’s minds about veganism, and how a meatless meal can taste. COLUMBIA, S.C. — Good food that’s good for you, and for your soul. Folami Geter, the owner of a Peace of Soul Vegan Kitchen, is shattering misconceptions about veganism and opening minds across the country to the possibilities of what a healthy diet can taste and look like. “If we really dissect what soul food means, then we’re not that far, ” Geter said. “Soul food is food that feeds the soul; it’s food that makes you feel good, it’s food that   Read More

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    Lockdown Has Shown Us That Cooking Is Essential Food For The Soul

    Nidhi Verma is the founder and Indian chef behind the food platform & recipe box brand The Cookaway, connecting adventurous cooks with leading chefs and bringing joy to the home cooking experience. Nidhi believes lockdown has helped us discover a new world of adventure, comfort and fun in our kitchens that we didn’t even know we needed… I think lockdown has taught many of us that cooking is much more important than we realised and something we can all be doing more mindfully when the new normal finally arrives. Kitchens have almost became a sanctuary over the last year   Read More

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    Utah Man Channels Childhood Into His Own Soul Food Restaurant

    DRAPER, Utah — No one ever said opening a restaurant was easy. It requires hard work, a lot of startup money, and of course, good food. For one Utah man, the road that led to his own restaurant was a long one, full of lessons he’s serving up on every plate. Julius Thompson always dreamed of opening his own restaurant. He traced its origins back to his childhood. “My grandmother was always about family get-togethers,” he said. “Christmas and Thanksgivings, if we were able to get there, we’d go there and we’d eat ourselves stupid.” Thompson is a man who’s   Read More

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    ‘Food that’s going to stick to your ribs’: The significance of soul food in Yalobusha County

    Table 6-4-72 serves a variety of soul food. Marie Gaston, Lakisha Caldwell and Briunna Mangrum manage the front and back of the house. Fried foods are a staple in soul food cuisine. Customers at Table 6-4-72 can order to-go or dine in for the buffett. Table 6-4-72 moved to this current location in 2020. Briunna Mangrum, left, serves people’s food while Lakisha Caldwell, right, cooks the food. Marie Gaston, left, and Lakisha Caldwell, right, prepare a burger order. Lakisha Caldwell has been working at Table 6-4-72 for months. Briunna Mangrum helps a customer pay for his food. Table 6-4-72 offers   Read More

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    Virtual Soul Food Cooking Class kicks off Black History Month at UMSL

    Cathy Jenkins shared the story behind starting her Ferguson, Missouri, restaurant, Cathy’s Kitchen, during Monday’s Black History Month kickoff event. Attendees made Jenkin’s red beans and rice, cooking along with her virtually and asking questions as needed. The questions kept coming Monday evening, but Cathy Jenkins didn’t miss a beat. Dressed in a red chef’s coat and a black toque from her downtown Ferguson, Missouri, restaurant, Cathy’s Kitchen, she answered adeptly while slicing onions and garlic, draining beans, and otherwise going through the steps for her renowned red beans and rice during a live cooking webinar for the University   Read More

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    What Is Soul Food? Cultural Importance and Nutrition Tips

    Soul food is the traditional cuisine of African Americans (1). Sometimes simply referred to as “Southern food,” soul food was carried to the North and rest of the United States by African Americans leaving the South during the Great Migration of the early to mid-20th century. Meals range from simple family dinners of rice and beans, fried chicken, and collard greens with ham hocks to tables loaded with candied yams, smothered pork chops, gumbo, black-eyed peas, macaroni and cheese, cornbread, sweet potato pie, and peach cobbler. Soul food is an integral part of Black food culture and often   Read More

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    7 meal prep services in metro Phoenix for vegan, Asian and soul food

    Was your New Year’s resolution to eat less meat? Eat less fast food and more home-cooked meals? Or maybe you’re looking to support small, local businesses with the food you choose. Meal prepping is one of the changes that could help you achieve your eating goals, especially if you don’t make time to cook every day. Let local metro Phoenix chefs take care of the ingredient shopping, cooking and even delivery straight to your home. Whether you’re trying to diversify your diet or simply remember to eat breakfast, here are seven companies in metro Phoenix that offer meal prep services.   Read More

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    Thomasville soul food restaurant will close on Dec. 31

    Carl “Doe” Clark has loved every minute of watching people from all walks of life come together in his dining room at Down Home Cooking and Catering By Doe during its three years and three months tenure at 615 E. Main St. in Thomasville. But when the dining room closed to dine-in customers in March when COVID-19 began spreading across the country and state, a huge part of the joy Clark derived from operating the restaurant and catering business went away, said the 67-year-old. Watching customers pick up take out orders was just not the same as watching his dining   Read More

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  • Thanksgiving ‘soul food’ offers window to African American culture
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    Thanksgiving ‘soul food’ offers window to African American culture

    A traditional Thanksgiving Day in the African American community would not be complete without soul food.Soul food is comprised of various dishes prominent in Black culture such as collard greens, mac and cheese, sweet potatoes and cornbread. The list of tasty foods goes on and are crafted to do exactly what the name entails: feed the soul.But, it’s not just the cuisine’s seasonings that resonate with taste buds, its’ special connection to Black history, struggle, and the ability to overcome can allow one to have a newfound respect for the food.“At one time during slavery, we had no option to   Read More

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