• Soul: A Chef's Culinary Evolution in 150 Recipes

Soul: A Chef's Culinary Evolution in 150 Recipes

In Soul, award-winning chef Todd Richards challenges stereotypes of Southern and soul food as he charts his culinary evolution with 150 delicious recipes.

While his dishes are rooted in family and the American cuisine known as soul food, he doesn't let his heritage restrain him. Richards celebrates the restorative wonders of a classic pot of Collard Greens with Ham Hocks, yet doesn't shy away from building upon that foundational recipe with his Collard Green Ramen, a reinterpretation that incorporates far-flung flavors of cultural influences and exemplifies culinary evolution.

With stunning photos over 368 pages, the chef shares his creativity and passion to highlight what soul food can be for a new generation of cooks. 

A native of Chicago and self-taught chef, he was named a 2008 and 2013 semifinalist for James Beard Foundation Best Chef: Southeast. 

  • Hardcover
  • 8 1/4 inches x 10 1/4 inches, 368 pages
  • Published May 22, 2018