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June 2024 - What's Happening @ LWLC: Soul Food Month

Soul Food Month

Since 2007, the Culinary Historians of Chicago has designated June as National Soul Food Month.
What is Soul Food? 

The term "soul food" became popular in the 1960s to "honor the ways African-American cooks transformed unwanted cuts of meat and unglamorous veggies into delicious meals during slavery." (


Some useful links for more information (along with recipes) include the following: 

9 Things You Need to Know About Soul Food (Allrecipes) - Some items regarding soul food.

10 Best Soul Food Recipes for National Soul Food Month (Soul Food Southern Cooking) - Suggested methods of celebration, 10 popular recipes, and links if you would like to contribute recipes of your own. 
10 Soul Food Recipes (Woman's Day)
List of Soul Foods and Dishes (Wikipedia) - Brief description along with pictures of the foods.
National Soul Food Month ( - Definition and ways people celebrate Soul Food Month.
National Soul Food Month - June 2024 (National Today) - Description, timeline, and activities.
Soul Food and Southern Recipes (YouTube) - Collection of videos on how to cook over 70 soul food items.
Soul Food Recipes ( - 13 soul-food recipes.
Soul Food Restaurants - Montgomery, AL ( - List of most of the soul food restaurants in the Montgomery area.

Books & E-books

Some books and e-books in our collection related to soul food include :

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