Happy 2013, Raw Raw Lovies!
Okay, I know I’m late in the well wishes and all. I KNOW it’s been more than 3 months since I’ve posted on here! You have to give me a break…pregnant people move a lot slower than most. LOL! The first six months have brought about a LOT of sleeping. Now that I have a little more pep, the videos (and other surprises) will resume on Monday! Until then, there’s another great video I want you to watch.
“Soul Food Junkies” is a BRILLIANT documentary that looks at how our love of southern cooking came about. And when I say “love”, I mean LOVE of fried chicken, BBQ ribs, mac & cheese, collards with hamhocks or turkey, sweet potato anything… I mean, some of these foods are absolute STAPLES in our households, am I right? Well, why is that? Where did it come from, why do we associate this food with love and family…and what happens if we turn away from it?
In the film, Byron Hurt (director, producer and writer) tracks his father’s life, death and addiction to soul food, and then asks how it affects our communities, our health and well being, and the future of our children. Now, when I say “our”, I mean that the documentary reviews it from the Black perspective. However, I truly think this is a movie for all to see. The phenomenon of southern cooking isn’t just in the African-American community, and the very real food issues the filmmaker comes across, such as peer pressure, “food deserts” in poorer communities, lack of acceptance to change within family units, the need to educate our children about fruits and vegetables, and addictions to fast/processed foods due to a lack of cooking in the home affects us all.
If you loved “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” and “Hungry For Change”, you’ll adore this movie. As a matter of fact, even if you DIDN’T see those food documentaries, take an hour to watch this amazing film, Soul Food Junkies, and then tell your friends and family to watch it, too. It streams on PBS.org until January 22nd!
Back with more goodies beginning Monday, lovies. -C-