New Soul Food cookbook presents healthier recipes and busts myths while sharing Soul Food’s American history

Fort Lauderdale, FL ( — After years of research and recipe testing, Chef Emanuel Washington has announced the availability of his new cookbook, Chef Emanuel’s Soul Food 10.0.

“Soul food is as much an American tradition as any of our important traditions. It is a significant component of American history and culture,” stated Chef Emanuel Washington. He adds, “With my new cookbook, I wanted to make sure the soul food tradition of food, family and history continues on.”

The cookbook includes healthier versions of classic and contemporary soul food recipes such as fried chicken and collard greens, along with Chef Emanuel’s special recipe twists such as Muscatel Braised Short Ribs over Low-Country Tata Hash and Citified Steak Salad with Roasted Onions and Grilled Peaches. All 62 recipes in the cookbook have been fully tested and include nutritional values such as calories, fat, cholesterol and sodium per serving. In addition to the soul food recipes, the cookbook includes soul food history, cooking techniques, and soul food myth busters.

Chef Emanuel’s Soul Food 10.0 cookbook is available at, Amazon, and Amazon partners.

“I have been cooking Soul Food since I was knee-hi to a grasshopper. I was taught the finer points of Life, History, Culture and Real Soul Food by the best, my Grandmother. We all called her ‘Mother’ or ‘Big Mama’. Church Folk in the City of Chicago knew her as Mother Alice Hughes or Pastor Hughes. She fully understood the Historical significance of the transfer of History and Culture and was a Master at teaching it,” stated Chef Emanuel Washington, the self-described soul food ambassador. Prior to becoming a chef, Chef Emanuel was employed as a financial professional.

Learn more about Chef Emanuel at:  (Free Soul Food cooking videos)

Oven Fried Picnic Chicken 
Service for 4
8 Pieces of Chicken (Light Meat Only) Or
1 Whole Chicken (Dark and Light Meat)
Seasoned Bread Crumbs
2 Cups Panko Bread Crumbs
1 ½ Teaspoons Salt
½ Teaspoon Black Pepper
1 ½ Tablespoons Paprika
Chef Emanuel’s Chicken George Spice (Liberal Coating) or
1 ½ Teaspoons Salt
½ Teaspoon Black Pepper
1 ½ Tablespoons Smoked Paprika
1 Tablespoon Onion Powder
1 ¼ Tablespoons Garlic Powder
¾ Teaspoons Dry Parsley

Hook ‘em up 
Rinse chicken pieces in cool water. Allow to drain. Season your chicken pieces evenly on both sides with Chicken George or follow the measurements of the other seasonings. Using a large mixing bowl, add Panko bread crumbs, salt, black pepper and paprika. Using your fingers blend the bread crumb mixture together evenly. Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees. Place two chicken pieces into bread crumbs at a time. Pat bread crumbs into chicken pieces. Make sure you push the crumbs into the chicken and that each piece is coated. Repeat process. Then, place chicken pieces on a baking rack or a rack over a sheet pan. Cook for 35-40 minutes.

Per Serving (White Meat Only)RDI = Calories 152 Sat Fat, 0% Cholesterol 7% Sodium 3%
Per Serving (Dark and White Meat)
RDI = Calories 163, Sat Fat, 2 Cholesterol 9, Sodium 3%