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By SHAUNA STUART
Al.com 

How Selma, Birmingham helped chef reclaim soul food

 

December 30, 2018



BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Chef Carla Hall knows soul food. She's been cooking it for her entire career. Now, her mission is to reclaim it. When she set out to trace the path of soul food throughout the South, that journey brought her to Alabama.

In her cookbook "Carla Hall's Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration," released Oct. 23, her first step in reclaiming soul food is to define it.

"Soul food is the true food of African Americans," she writes.

Hall explains the origin of soul food from its roots in West Africa throughout the United States: dishes from the Cotton Belt of Georgia, Mississi...



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