7/24/2009My daughter, Caroline Randall Williams, says that the recipes in Soul Food Love are love letters to me. And I say the history chapters that open our cookbook are love letters to our foremothers, to all they cooked and didn't cook. To their beautiful life giving and life sustaining bodies.
7/23/2009We love our Peanut Chicken Stew! Other folks love it too, it's been featured in Southern Living and you can find it on myrecipes.com Peanut Chicken Stew is one of the dishes we cooked in New York when we entertained food folk and close friends to celebrate the launch of Soul Food Love. One of the many things I love about it aside from being tasty, cheap, easy, and healthy is that it features the peanut. The peanut has been a reliable source of protein for black people in America for a good long time. No body appreciated this more than George Washington Carver. We think Carver would have loved this soup.