Bittersweet Addiction to Soul Food Examined in PBS Special

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You might not want to watch the upcoming PBS special “Soul Food Junkies” (or read this post) on an empty stomach.

Scene from Soul Food Junkies

Airing in January as part of the network’s Independent Lens series, the film from director Byron Hurt serves up such satisfying-yet-not-so-heart friendly soul food staples as fried chicken, ribs, collard greens, mac and cheese, cornbread, peach cobbler and more – all while tracing the culinary tradition and relevance of soul food in relation to the African American community.

Hurt was inspired to examine the complex relationship after watching his own father flat out refuse to give up the grease and sugar of his traditional soul food diet when told that his health would seriously deteriorate if he didn’t.

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“My father had become ill with pancreatic cancer. My sister, my mother and myself really tried hard to get him to change his…

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Posted on November 28, 2012, in WAKE UP. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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