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Grilling 101: Sizzling Books For Your Next Barbecue

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Burgers sizzling on the grill. Close your eyes. Can you hear it? There isn’t a more satisfying, salivating sound in the world. Unless you’re a vegetarian and then it’s the worst thing that ever happened, ever. Burgers, hot dogs, steaks, brisket, spare ribs, baby back ribs, someone please stop me (clearly I am not said vegetarian). Barbecues and block parties are times that we can indulge. Every guy thinks they’re the guru of the grill like some Jedi master. Usually this so-called expertise ends up with overcooked burgers and steaks so underdone they look like they should still be grazing in the fields. I am guilty of this sin thanks to the time I tried tackling a big rack of…

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Honoring our mothers: History and health on the menu in Soul Food Love

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At what point does soul food become unhealthy for the body? And how can that trend be reversed? “The kitchen has historically been a fraught place for many black Americans. Our family is among the many,” write New York Times best-selling author Alice Randall and her daughter, Caroline Randall Williams, in their new book, Soul Food Love: Healthy Recipes Inspired by One Hundred Years of Cooking in a Black Family (Crown Publishing Group, 2015). The black American kitchen “has been a place of servitude and scarcity, and sometimes violence, as well as a place of solace, shelter, creativity, commerce and communion,” the Randalls write. In their book, the authors share stories and memories from not only their kitchens, but those…

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