Soul: A Chef's Culinary Evolution in 150 Recipes

Soul: A Chef's Culinary Evolution in 150 Recipes

by Todd Richards

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Overview

James Beard Award-nominated Chef Todd Richards shares his personal culinary exploration of soul food.

Black American chefs and cooks are often typecast as the experts of only one cuisine-soul food, but Todd Richards' food is anything but stereotypical. Taste his Hot-Chicken-Style Country-Fried Lamb Steak or Blueberry-Sweet Tea-Brined Chicken Thighs as evidence. While his dishes are rooted in family and the American cuisine known as soul food, he doesn't let his heritage restrain him. The message of Soul is that cooks can honor tradition yet be liberated to explore. Todd Richards celebrates the restorative wonders of a classic pot of Collard Greens with Ham Hocks, yet doesn't shy away from building upon that foundational recipe with his Collard Green Ramen, a reinterpretation that incorporates far-flung flavors of cultural influences and exemplifies culinary evolution. Page after page, in more than 150 recipes and stunning photos, Todd shares his creativity and passion to highlight what soul food can be for a new generation of cooks. Whether you're new to Southern and soul food or call the South your home, Soul will encourage you to not only step outside of the box, but to boldly walk away from it.

The chapters in Soul are organized by featured ingredients: Collards, Onions, Berries, Lamb, Seafood, Corn, Tomatoes, Melons, Stone Fruit, Eggs and Poultry, Pork and Beef, Beans and Rice, and Roots. Each one begins with a traditional recipe and progresses alongside Richards' exploration of flavor combinations and techniques.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780848757182
Publisher: Oxmoor House
Publication date: 05/22/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 741,277
File size: 101 MB
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About the Author


Todd Richards is a self-taught chef who paid his dues in numerous restaurant kitchens before becoming an executive chef who garnered national attention. He has two James Beard nominations for Best Chef in the Southeast, was an Iron Chef competitor, and was named one of “Four New Chefs to Watch” by Esquire magazine. He is the owner/chef of Richards’ Southern Fried at Krog Street Market in Atlanta. 
 

Table of Contents

Foreword 9

Introduction 10

Collards 16

Onions 46

Berries 74

Lamb 98

Seafood 116

Corn 146

Tomatoes 168

Melons 194

Stone Fruit 214

Eggs & Poultry 244

Pork & Beef 262

Beans & Rice 286

Roots 316

Essentials 344

Metric Equivalents 358

Index 359

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SOUL: A Chef's Culinary Evolution in 150 Recipes 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
diane92345 More than 1 year ago
Soul includes 150 southern soul food recipes that look uniformly delicious thanks to great photographs. With chapters focusing on a single ingredient, each chapter in Soul progresses from simple to complex recipes. The chapters include: Collards, Onions, Berries, Lamb, Seafood, Corn, Tomatoes, Melons, Stone Fruit, Eggs and Poultry, Pork and Beef, Beans and Rice, and Roots. Soul includes menus and playlists plus wine and beer pairings. It includes simple traditional soul food fused with other cuisines like Fried Green Tomatoes made with tomatillos and ancho chili BBQ sauce and Chicken and Waffles with sweet potato waffles. Some are ideas I have never seen before like zucchini slaw. Since the book doesn’t contain nutritional information, I have to take off one star leaving it at 4 stars! Thanks to the publisher, Southern Living, and NetGalley for a copy.