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Atlanta Chef Todd Richards Releases First Cookbook, ‘Soul’

Chef Todd Richards has just released his first cookbook, called "Soul."
Chef Todd Richards has just released his first cookbook, called "Soul."
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In his restaurants and in his cuisine, Chef Todd Richards preaches the gospel of Soul Food in the global South.

Now, the James Beard Award-nominated Chef is out with his first cookbook, called “Soul: A Chef’s Culinary Evolution in 150 Recipes.”

In an interview on “City Lights,” Richards said that to call something Soul Food, it must meet three conditions: “a celebration of family, a celebration of culture, and it’s required to be delicious.”

Chef Todd Richards will be signing copies of his book at 1 p.m. at the Dillard’s Perimeter Mall on Wednesday. He’ll also appear at the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival in Midtown.