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Check Out My Latest CSPAN2 BookTV Video

I had a great time at the “Roosevelt Reading Festival” hosted by the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, NY. The festival features a collection of authors who have written books in the year since the …
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Great Soul Food Moments in Presidential History!

President Ronald Reagan and stock car driver Richard Petty eat fried chicken at a Fourth of July picnic in 1984. (Ira Schwarz/AP) I had a lot of fun writing this “From pig’s feet to corn bread, a history of soul …
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Thank you for your interest in my books. You may get an autographed copy of either (or both) of my books by clicking on the links below: Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a …
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Early Buzz for “The President’s Kitchen Cabinet”!

    Critical praise is already starting to roll in for my next book, The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families from the Washingtons to the Obamas. Kirkus Reviews describes it as: “For …
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Info on The President’s Kitchen Cabinet Book Launch Party!

Please join me at my Saturday, Feb. 18th launch party for my next book, The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas. When:  Saturday, February 18, 2017 …
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A (Brief) History of Sweet Potato Pie in The Washington Post!

Check out this article that I wrote on the history of sweet potato pie and how it became a soul food fave for Thanksgiving. Unlike you would do with a good sweet potato pie, please share!

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The South’s Best Soul Food in Southern Living Magazine

The October 2015 issue of Southern Living featured my list of great soul food restaurants in the South. Check out the article titled “The South’s Best Soul Food.”

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Get Early Bird Tickets To My Book Launch Party on President’s Day Weekend 2017

I’m already hard at work planning the launch event for my next book, The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families from the Washingtons to the Obamas! I hope to reprise the wonderful …
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