Black History Month: Soul Food Snatchers
Yard bird and cluck daddy and are a few ways to describe the fowl that yields one of the most consumed foods tin popular culture: fried chicken. Known as America’s Unofficial Dish, this culinary delight crosses racial, socio-economic and religious lines across every continent thanks to African cooks who have received credit for introducing this method of deep frying in seasoned flour to the house servants as a way to better preserve food, more specifically meats. A simpler approach of spices, and perhaps, a dusting of flour were all that was needed but today’s approach requires soaking in organic buttermilk overnight and then lightly sautéed in grapeseed oil. And after all is said and done: fried chicken is still fried chicken!