A Taste of Soul

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Experience the Best Brittle in L.A. at 2023 Taste of Soul

After overcoming years of severe depression, Bernadette Taylor found her passion making homemade candy brittle for her family and friends. In 2015, Taylor started her business Brittle Diddle and has been successful since.    Unexpectedly, tragedy struck in 2021 when her son was murdered. Before his passing, he expressed his delight for her candies and made recipe suggestions that would result in bestsellers.    Now fast-forward to 2023, Brittle Diddle will be at this year’s annual Taste of Soul Family Festival on Saturday, October 21.   The self-proclaimed “Best Brittle in Los Angeles County” stuff their candies with a variety of flavors like

Unparch Yourself with Queen Squeeze Lemonade at Taste of Soul

When you come to Taste of Soul (TOS), you’re going to do a lot of walking, talking, laughing and eating. We all know that these activities can leave one parched, so it’s important that you get yourself the right beverage.  How about Queen Squeeze Lemonade (QSL) to quench your soul?  Ebony Staten is TOS family as this isn’t her first and her uncles are TOS alums as well – can you say Brothers BBQ? Well, it seems Staten has learned the ropes of navigating a TOS family festival from OG vendors. Well, she’s back for a second time with her

NXT LVL Interns Level Up Taste of Soul! 

NXT LVL, a program powered by TecLeimert, offered their amazing expertise in showing off the 2022 Taste of Soul Family Festival.   NXT LVL is a free program that provides opportunities for under resourced youth to leverage existing affinities for social media and culture, as well as develop professional skills in the creative economy. In a twelve-week program, applicants learn the basics of digital marking and other tech-related subjects, and then are paired with an industry expert to mentor them.   Six interns worked with our Taste of Soul team for two weeks to ensure that the TOS (@tos_streetfestla) and LAS (@lasentinel)

Taste of Soul Art Walk Shows the Talent of Local Artists 

  Along with providing great food, resources and entertainment, the Taste of Soul also displayed the creativity of six local artists through their Art Walk exhibit. L.A. Sentinel political cartoonist David G. Brown has a successful career, which included being the first political cartoonist for the Stockton State College newspaper and winning an NAACP Image award for his book “Barack, Race and the Media: Drawing my own Conclusions.” “It’s been a really great way for me to inspire the younger generation,” Brown said. “I am one of the few African American political cartoonists nationally that I do cartoons that represent

Vendors and Attendees express excitement for the Taste of Soul’s in-person return

Good vibes and energy permeated Saturday’s, October 15, Taste of Soul event which is probably what caused the rain and clouds that filled the sky earlier that morning to disappear. The free family street festival took place on the historic Crenshaw Blvd. and attracted thousands of people from all over to enjoy food, music, performances, and much more. The event took place virtually for the past two years because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Taste of Soul Extends Love to Bonin Family 

Jacob Arian-Bonin along with his parents Councilman Mike Bonin and Sean Arian were welcomed with open arms, cheers, Love and support from the Bakewell Media Stage at this year’s Taste of Soul Food, Family and Fun Festival.