Frederick Douglass Opie Discusses Soul Food on NPR

Frederick Douglass OpieIs soul food healthy? What was the connection between soul food and the Black Power movement of the 1960s? How did European exploration affect West African food?

These are just some of the questions that Frederick Douglass Opie, author of Hog and Hominy: Soul Food from Africa to America, discussed in his interview on NPR yesterday.

For more on the book you can also read an excerpt from the chapter, “The Chitlin’ Circuit: The Origins and Meanings of Soul and Soul Food.

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