There are many popular soul food cookbooks on the market and all of which feature a nice variety of recipes for comfort food and what are considered soul food dishes. Each of the soul food cookbooks lends its own insight into the art of preparing and serving soul food. The reviewed soul food cookbooks are a few of many that feature some of the most popular, tried and true recipes served in many of the nation’s leading soul food restaurants.
Sylvia’s Family Soul Food Cook by Sylvia Woods is one of the most popular Soul Food Cookbooks. What started out as a small lunch counter business turned into one of the leading New York City soul food restaurants. The popular soul food cookbooks features some of the same dishes served in the popular restaurant such as Holiday Chitlins, Candy Yam Soufflé, Frances Old-fashioned Collard Greens, Chicken Soul and more. The author also shares a bit of family history as it pertains to the love of food and family and the connection of cooking and family. Overall Sylvia’s Soul Food Cookbook is an excellent cookbook, which will certainly have you trying exciting dishes whenever possible. The popular soul food cookbook retails for approximately $27 at Amazon.
Soul Food: Classic Cuisine from the Deep South by Sheila Ferguson is another of the more popular soul food cookbooks. This is certainly a book you will want to add to your collection as the author shares her life experience with soul food and recipes on which she grew up. The cookbook includes some 200 recipes which include photos, a few anecdotes and other culinary insight as it pertains to the preparation and serving of soul food. The instructions are clear, the recipes incredible and the use of alternative ingredients in several recipes is insightful. Overall Soul Food: Classic Cuisine from the Deep South is a great cookbook and an excellent buy at $15 at Powells Books.
One of the most in demand soul food cookbooks is the New Soul Food Cookbook: Healthier Recipes for Traditional Favorites by Wilbert Jones. In this unique and well laid out soul food cookbook the author shares over one hundred recipes, all of which are soul food, but with a bit of a different twist. The focus of the delicious recipes is to present healthier soul food dishes by using low-fat ingredients. The author uses several alternatives in terms of ingredients and seasoning to prepare delicious soul food that can be enjoyed by all. This is a great cookbook which allows readers to enjoy authentic soul food while eating healthy. One of the most popular soul food cookbooks, the New Soul Food Cookbook: Healthier Recipes for Traditional Favorites was found for under $10 at Barnes & Noble.