Recipes that excite your palate and nourish your soul – featuring cherished dishes from the Bakewell Family and favorite recipes from Taste of Soul chefs.
By Danny J. Bakewell, Sr.
Satisfying The Palate With A Delectable Taste of Soul
“Taste of Soul is an exceptional event in the heart of the Crenshaw community that celebrates family, music and delectable food. Like so many Angelenos I look forward to it every year.”
-Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas, Second District
“Our culture is such a rich culture; often imitated, never duplicated, especially when it comes to cuisine. The African-American experience with food is spiritual. After a piece of sweet potato pie I know my spirit soars and I feel better than I did before.”
“Since 2005, Danny Bakewell Sr. and the Bakewell family have provided a legendary venue to showcase our delicacies in South Los Angeles. Now, the world over can take part in the soul food tradition and craft authentic recipes on their own.”
-Bernard Parks, Los Angeles City Council Member, 8th District
“How we eat and what we eat is a reflection of our family history and who we are as people. The Taste of Soul Cookbook is a way to share our collective experiences.”
-Jan Perry, former Los Angeles City Council Member, 9th District
“The success of ‘Taste of Soul’ has always been rooted in families. Our cuisine is an expression of our culture and our history. It’s that certain way grandma cooked, and the recipes that continue to be handed down from one generation to the next. It is her memory and her recipes that will hold a family together long after grandma has passed on. Taste of Soul is more than a collection of recipes; it’s a collection of those memories.”
-Herb Wesson, President, Los Angeles City Council, 10th District