Recipes from Soul

Soul Cookbook

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. 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.

8 crescent-shape blueberry fried pies with Meyer lemon drizzle sauce nearby all on a piece of slate

Blueberry Hand Pies

Love in pastry-encased incarnation. Simply envelope fruit filling in pie crust and fry until crisply golden outside, bubbling and lush inside. Deep-frying phobes, it’s easy as pie.