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Chicago Soul Food History

Rene G | Jan 2, 2003 10:09 PM

In an earlier thread I mentioned a book containing an essay on Chicago Soul Food with some specific mentions of Soul Queen and H&H Café. The book is "Food in the USA: A Reader" edited by Carole M Counihan (ISBN 0-415-93232-7) and the chapter is "The Origins of Soul Food in Black Urban Identity: Chicago 1915-1947" by Tracy N Poe. It’s a fairly interesting book, though quite diverse and scattered. There are some good essays but I’m not sure it’s worth its cover price of $30. Very recently there was a copy on the shelf at Borders (Washington & Randolph; Cooking – Essays) if anyone wants to have a look. While checking a few things using Google, I was surprised to find a slightly different version of Tracy Poe’s article, published in American Studies International. A link to a pdf version follows.


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