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Summertime Soul Food Suppers: Home Slice Style

  The food we ate at home was great on the big holidays of fall, winter and spring, and any given Sunday. But, food taste best to me in the summertime. I like food cooked outdoors in the open air: the live fire and smoke enhanced the flavor and the blow of the heat was […]

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Big Easy Sojourns & Gumbo Delicious Eats

Gumbo has one million moving parts, as does my grrrl, MacDiva. A few words on Gumbo, & my New Orleans sojourn: briefly interned @ mr B’s, where they eclipsed every other grill i had ever worked: as their grill person, i built a wood fire from scratch daily.  New Orleans restored my faith in southern […]

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Stefanie Kelly on Uptown Juice Bar – Not for Vegetarians Only

any of my dear friends who have already read my blog (all 3 of them) already know that i am an avowed. omnivore. w/a special dedication to meat eating.  almost nothing is too gory for the teeth:  the rawest/strangest/most odd textures of fish/meat in either sushi or sashimi/kitfo/sweetbreads/squid – any form!!!  can come to mama. […]

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Stefanie Kelly on the virtues of turmeric and food people like Craig Claiborne

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craig claiborne. turmeric.  substance as style… ahhh LA… that bastion of sincerity/craftsmanship… in the late ’80′s, i was a waitress there. 19? 18?  this was during my child bride years, &… concurrent w/our residence @ the nudist resort. anywhoo!!! i digress. i call this period sleeping white tigress/kundalini/qi slumber, a period of non awareness w/the […]

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Stefanie Kelly: Chef Interrupted, Bringing it Back, & What Does Soul Food Mean to You?

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  Home Slice resident food scribe returns with great recipes, deep insight and self-rescue missions. Make the food and reflect on what thoughts and feelings of a 21st Century conjure woman.    “we eat everything. & everything eats us,” i solemnly intoned while my grrrrrl the Siren squealed in pure disgust.   let’s ask @ […]

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Kundalini Cooking: on diving deep & resurfacing

urban tiger/ghetto fabulous dragons …long time. our time apart has NOT been wasted, my people my people. my food loving people. let’s talk about restaurants. I have a less than ideal relationship with them. but it’s really just like crack cocaine, to be honest. i am after the ringing of bells/heart stopping adrenaline rush (even […]

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Man Who Cooked – Mack Collins

Mack Collins, my paternal great grandfather, like man Black men of who came of age at the turn of the 19th Century worked in kitchen, particularly on America’s railroads. The standards he studied for good service, included The Lunch Room by Paul Richards, a book “Devoted to Plans, Equipment, Management, Accounting, Food and Drink Sales, […]

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Malaika’s Thanksgiving Meal – 2013

A simple tasty mini-feast: turkey breast roasted with carrots, onions and celery, spiced with thyme, sage, garlic, sea salt and cayenee; sweet potatoes with butter and nutmeg; string beans sauteed with garlic, homemade cranberry sauce, including lemon zest and maple syrup. The cornbread this year: by Whole Foods. (I’ll use the stale bread for dressing.) […]

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Kundalini Cooking

kundalini Cooking by Stefanie Kelly is for Home Slice. She blends food with spirituality…
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