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June 2017 - What's Happening @ LWLC: Soul Food Month

Soul Food Month

Since 2007, the Culinary Historians of Chicago have 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: 

10 Soul Food Recipes (Woman's Day)
June in National Soul Food Month (DeKalb County Public Library) - Description of soul food and some subject-related links.
List of Soul Foods and Dishes (Wikipedia) - Brief description along with pictures of the foods.
National Soul Food Month Recipes (Soul Food Southern Cooking) - Suggested methods of celebration, 10 popular recipes, and links if you would like to contribute recipes of your own. 
Soul Food Month ( - Definition and ways people celebrate Soul Food Month.
Soul Food Recipes ( - 13 soul-food recipes.
Soul Food Restaurants - Montgomery, AL ( - List of most of the soul food restaurants in the Montgomery area.
Text: TG, NF

Books & E-books

Some books and e-books in our collection related to soul food include (selections: TG) :

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