10 Soul Food Cookbooks to Buy Now, According to Carla Hall

carla hall holding an array of soul food cookbooks

Sarah Ceniceros

Although the term “soul food” means different things to different people, the one thing that remains consistent is what it needs to be created correctly: a lot of soul. That’s exactly what celebrity chef, TV host, and former model (did you know this?!) Carla Hall makes sure to deliver in every meal. With a list of incomparably delicious cookbooks under her belt (Cooking With Love happens to be my personal favorite), Auntie Carla—who I have full permission to call refer to as such, BTW—makes it known that while soul food today can be many things, the one thing we must remember about it is how it started.

“As Black people, we are everywhere—our food is everywhere,” Carla, who was born in Nashville, told Delish. “But the more you can allow yourself to be influenced [by] the way that soul food maybe 400 years ago

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Where to find emergency food assistance in North Texas after winter storm

In the aftermath of what could be Texas’ costliest weather event in its history, food aid for individuals is being provided by the state government, places of worship, local nonprofits, food banks, and community-organized mutual aids.


Gov. Greg Abbott’s Major Disaster Declaration first issued on Feb. 12 will release funds for the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP). D-SNAP provides short-term food assistance to families, and is designed to help after disasters when people return home and when access to electricity and grocery stores has been restored.

Susie Marshall, who works to strengthen regional food systems as the executive director of GROW North Texas, encourages first-time D-SNAP applicants to set up an account with Your Texas Benefits and apply now. In addition to the website, applicants can download the Your Texas Benefits app, or call 2-1-1 and select Option 2 after choosing

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