May 6, 2012
James Oxendine will moderate the “Is Soul Food Food?” cooking demonstration led by chefs Todd Richards (GA), Duane Nutter (GA), and Edward Lee (KY) on Sunday, May 13.
Is Soul Food SoulFood? The answer is yes and this workshop will show you why and how with a demonstration of several ways to prepare and serve fried chicken by a team of talented and passionate chefs, each of whom has a distinct and developed approach to the necessary ingredients; seasoning and techniques involved.
Fried chicken is a staple of both Southern cuisine and Soul Food,the term commonly associated with African American cuisine. It can also be construed as a metaphor for Soul Food as a comfort food that crosses many ethnic and cultural lines including African America and expresses a communal experience that nourishes the mind, body and soul. And there is nothing like some good old fried chicken to soothe your soul.
Star Chefs Todd Richards, Cafe at Ritz Carlton Buckhead (and winner of Atlanta’s first annual Mother Clucker Fried Chicken contest); Duane Nutter, One Flew South, Atlanta, Georgia; and Edward Lee, 610 Magnolia of Louisville, Kentucky will offer up their approaches to preparing this Southern classic. See how the Gospel Bird is prepared for an uptown crowd; an international clientele and with a contemporary Kentucky twist. Please join us on Sunday,May 13th at 11am for finger licking good time.
About the author: A long time resident of Atlanta, James has been involved in public policy and economic development at the national, state and local level while maintaining his passion for Atlanta’s dynamic food scene. He has been a columnist for The Atlanta Daily World; Clique Atlanta, an on-line publication , and currently contributes to Atlanta Magazine’s dining blog, Covered Dish, The Atlantan and Luxe Crush, an on line upscale magazine. James has served as a judge for the 2009 Best of Atlanta culinary competition , the first annual Mother Clucker Fried Chicken Festival and a volunteer for The American Liver Foundation’s Flavors of Atlanta annual fundraiser.