The Loneliest Americans Paperback by Jay Caspian Kang

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The Loneliest Americans Paperback by Jay Caspian Kang

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Crown (Oct. 11 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 288 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0525576231
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 9780525576235
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 215 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13.21 x 1.63 x 20.32 cm

80+ comfort-filled recipes that trace the roots of modern California soul food to the Great Migration—from the acclaimed chef and author of Brown Sugar Kitchen.
 
“The new California Cuisine is California Soul.”—Questlove
 
California Soul is a book that will live on my kitchen counter with drips of California olive oil and splats of buttermilk on every page.”—Bobby Flay

ONE OF THE TEN BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR: San Francisco Chronicle
ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR: Saveur, Food & Wine, Epicurious, Library Journal


Through more than 80 seasonally inspired recipes, Tanya Holland's California Soul showcases modern soul food from the acclaimed chef of Brown Sugar Kitchen and host of Tanya's Kitchen Table. Tanya’s inventive cuisine—rooted in a Black Southern cultural repertoire with a twenty-first-century sensibility using local, sustainable, chef-driven, seasonal ingredients—is showcased in recipes for every season, such as Collard Green Tabbouleh, Zucchini–Scallion Waffles with Toasted Pecan Romesco, Grilled Shrimp and Corn with Avocado White BBQ Sauce, Fried Chicken Paillards with Arugula and Pea Shoots Salad, Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake, and Honey Lavender Chess Pie. 

The recipes—influenced by the historical migration of African American families, including Tanya’s own—reveal the key ingredients, techniques, and traditions that African Americans brought with them as they left the South for California, creating a beloved version of soul food. Beyond recipes, Tanya spotlights fifteen contemporary Black Californian foodmakers—farmers, coffee roasters, and other talented artisans—whose work help defines California soul food, with stunning portraiture and stories. Filtered through the rich history of African American migration that brought her own family from the Deep South to the West Coast, Tanya's recipes are as comforting and delicious as they are steeped in history.


About Author

Jay Caspian Kang is a staff writer for The New York Times Opinion page and the New York Times Magazine. His other work has appeared in the New York Review of Books, the New Yorker, This American Life, and on Vice, where he worked as an Emmy-nominated correspondent. He is the author of the novel The Dead Do Not Improve, which the Boston Globe called “an extremely smart, funny debut, with moments of haunting beauty.”

Author Residence: Berkeley, CA

Author Hometown: Cambridge, MA and Chapel Hill, NC


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