Table of Contents for Soul Food : The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time


Preface xiii
1 What Is Soul Food?
1(10)
2 West Africa: The Culinary Source
11(18)
3 From Southern to Soul
29(20)
4 Fried Chicken and the Integration of Church and Plate
49(21)
5 Catfish and Other Double Swimmers
70(21)
6 Chitlins: A Love Story
91(20)
7 Black-Eyed Peas: What's Luck Got To Do With It?
111(18)
8 How Did Macaroni and Cheese Get So Black?
129(17)
9 Sometimes I Feel Like Motherless Greens
146(20)
10 Candied Yams: West African in Name, but Not in Taste
166(20)
11 Cornbread: Drop It Like It's Hot Bread!
186(22)
12 Hot Sauce: The Best Medicine Ever?
208(14)
13 What's Sweet, Red, and Drunk from a Jelly Jar? Hint: Liquid Soul!
222(18)
14 Give Me Some Sugar: The Glory of Soul Food Desserts
240(15)
15 Whither Soul Food?
255(12)
Notes 267(18)
Bibliography 285(26)
Index 311