Table of Contents
   Prefacep. xiii
   What Is Soul Food?p. 1
   West Africa: The Culinary Sourcep. 11
   From Southern to Soulp. 29
   Fried Chicken and the Integration of Church and Platep. 49
   Catfish and Other Double Swimmersp. 70
   Chitlins: A Love Storyp. 91
   Black-Eyed Peas: What's Luck Got To Do With It?p. 111
   How Did Macaroni and Cheese Get So Black?p. 129
   Sometimes I Feel Like Motherless Greensp. 146
   Candied Yams: West African in Name, but Not in Tastep. 166
   Cornbread: Drop It Like It's Hot Bread!p. 186
   Hot Sauce: The Best Medicine Ever?p. 208
   What's Sweet, Red, and Drunk from a Jelly Jar? Hint: Liquid Soul!p. 222
   Give Me Some Sugar: The Glory of Soul Food Dessertsp. 240
   Whither Soul Food?p. 255
   Notesp. 267
   Bibliographyp. 285
   Indexp. 311