Soul Food Love Book Review
About Soul Food Love by Alice Randall and Caroline Randall Williams
A mother-daughter duo reclaims and redefines soul food by mining the traditions of four generations of black women and creating 80 healthy recipes to help everyone live longer and stronger.
In May 2012, bestselling author Alice Randall penned an op-ed in the New York Times titled “Black Women and Fat,” chronicling her quest to be “the last fat black woman” in her family. She turned to her daughter, Caroline Randall Williams, for help. Together they overhauled the way they cook and eat, translating recipes and traditions handed down by generations of black women into easy, affordable, and healthful—yet still indulgent—dishes, such as Peanut Chicken Stew, Red Bean and Brown Rice Creole Salad, Fiery Green Beans, and Sinless Sweet Potato Pie. Soul Food Love relates the authors’ fascinating family history (which mirrors that of much of black America in the twentieth century), explores the often fraught relationship African-American women have had with food, and forges a powerful new way forward that honors their cultural and culinary heritage. This is what the strong black kitchen looks like in the twenty-first century.
I find this book very unique. I never see any soul food recipes like this. My family enjoy this type of recipes . I love how they talk about their family story . Help us understand why they made the recipes.
I enjoy the recipes because they are very healthy . Compared to how soul food is made in my family. I never heard of most of the foods. My favorite I tried is the Breakfast Casserole because the combination of Turkey and cheese made happy.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review