How Selma and Birmingham Helped Chef Carla Hall Reclaim Soul Food

Chef Carla Hall knows soul food. She’s been cooking it for her entire career. Now, her mission is to reclaim it. When she set out to trace the path of soul food throughout the South, that journey brought her to Alabama.

In her cookbook “Carla Hall’s Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration,” released Oct. 23, her first step in reclaiming soul food is to define it.

“Soul food is the true food of African Americans,” she writes.

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