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Roots, heart, soul: the story, celebration, and recipes of afro cuisine in America

ISBN: 9780358612674
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Us Harvest (HEDS)
Origin: US
Release Date: July, 2024

Book Details

Chef Todd Richards, the James Beard Award-winning author of Soul, is your guide to exploring West African diaspora cooking in the Americas, spanning history from the slave trade through the Great Migration, with over 100 mouthwatering recipes and illuminating narratives.Across centuries and continents, the influence of West African food and culture draws a delicious family tree whose branches stretch into the Caribbean, Mexico, and the United States from coast to coast-from the deep South to the Wild West and all the roads in between. In this sprawling and evocative cookbook, acclaimed chef Todd Richards traces these shared roots and the journeys that connect them. Researched and informative, this book takes you beyond the recipes, exploring the history behind these traditional dishes-and the people who created them-and how peoples of the West African diaspora shaped and changed American history as we know it today.Including vibrant documentary photography, features throughout highlight interviews with chefs and luminaries, additional notes on ingredients and historical context, and expert chef’s tips.