Monthly Archives: May 2011

‘Critical Condition’ Soul Food Restaurants at the Crossroads! The Series: Part 1

This is Part One of a Five Part Soul Food and Soul Food Restaurant educational series. Throughout, we will investigate the what, when, where, why and how we arrived at this intersection in History. Together, we will unearth, examine and formulate prudent strategies and articulate practicable solutions moving forward. Soul … Continue reading

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Soul Food Restaurant Review, BJ’s Market & Bakery Chicago, IL.

                                                                                                                                                                         I was born and raised in the City of Chicago. Today my life is 1338 miles from home, but I make it my business to visit Family and friends at least a few times a year. Life today places a raffle of demands on everyone. That’s just the … Continue reading

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Has political correctness conquered intelligence?

Has political correctness conquered intelligence? Does it predominate your better judgement? Do you do what you think is right or do you do what others view as acceptable? Have we been programmed by status qou? Have you? Who determines what is … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: ‘The Jazz Kitchen’ Indianapolis, IN.

Indianapolis, IN. is in close proximity to Chicago. It is just a 2 1/2 hour drive southeast of Chicago. As a native of Chicago, I have spent a good deal of time in Indy over the years. Though I currently reside … Continue reading

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Forget everything you thought you knew about Soul Food. Get the Real Skinny!

Forget everything you thought you knew about Soul Food. Most of it is plagued with false rumors and innuendo. It is time the World knows the TRUTH! “This cookbook is not just Granny’s recipes on a page”! Many are calling … Continue reading

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Did you know? Some brands of smoked meats contain more salt than others.

            Chef Emanuel Washington   Be careful when buying or cooking with smoked meats; such as Ham Hocks, Neckbones, Turkey or chicken. Some brands of smoked meats contain more salt than others. Remember, smoked meats are cured in salt. The … Continue reading

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Who Knew? Pound Cake a (Soul Food Classic) was served at the inauguration of President Abraham Lincoln in 1865.

Who knew, that President Abraham Lincoln had a predilection for Soul Food? ‘Ole Abe’often requested it from the kitchen.   You can find more fascinating facts about American Food History in my New cookbook: Soul Food 10.0 ‘The Next Generation of Soul Food’  … Continue reading

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What is Soul Food exactly? What’s your definition?

What is Soul Food exactly? Everyone has their respective views, opinions and interpretations of Soul Food. What’s your definition? If you know what Soul Food is, now is your chance to share your knowledge with the World. Break it down! Please be specific. For the … Continue reading

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The Best Cooks in America are not on TV!

There are some home cooks in America that can really throw down in the kitchen. They’re your neighbors, brothers, sisters, Daddy’s, Mama’s, Big Mama’s cousin J.B.’s and your Grandpa Jake. These are some of the best cooks in America. They may … Continue reading

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Who told Boston Market they were a Soul Food Restaurant?

Boston Market features many Soul Food items on their menu. These are some of the side dishes offered at Boston Market. Among them are sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes and gravy, mac and cheese, string beans, squash, sweet corn and cornbread. These … Continue reading

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