Independent Lens: Soul Food Junkies

Independent Lens: Soul Food Junkies

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 7:00pm

It will make you think. It will make you hungry. With a mixture of fondness and tragic fascination, Byron Hunt recalls growing up with soul food at his family dinner table – fried chicken, collard greens seasoned with ham hocks, macaroni and cheese, fried pork chops and more – as well as the effects of that diet on his father, whose premature death from pancreatic cancer prompted this culinary retrospective. The intimate and respectful Soul Food Junkies explores the origins of this quintessentially African American cuisine whose history is as rich as the food itself, and its enduring legacy – in terms of both health and culture. Soul Food Junkies airs Monday, February 10, 2014 at 7 p.m. on WXXI World. 

"Soul Food Junkies" 2012 Trailer from Byron Hurt on Vimeo.

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