I heard about this book, Vegan Soul Kitchen by Bryant Terry, several months ago while listening to one of my favorite radio shows/podcasts, The Splendid Table.
The recipes in the book focus on fresh, local, high quality, in-season, and sustainable non-animal food products.
Not only was it a great interview, but it was also nice hearing chef Bryant being forward thinking when it comes to traditional African American menus.
He combines his social justice values (vegans don't consume or use animal products when preparing food), his love for food, and respect for the traditions that come along with preparing soul food.
In addition to Vegan Soul Kitchen, his first food book, Grub, is about developing an urban, organic kitchen.
Definitely something new, fresh, and forward thinking for fans of African American soul food. And a great conversation starter at those family dinners/luncheons some of you may be participating in this Mother's Day weekend.