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Dick Gregory

Byron Hurt seeks a soul food renewal

Byron Hurt was inspired to look at the ties between African Americans and soul food after the death of his father from pancreatic cancer. The result was his film, "Soul Food Junkies," which can be seen on public television. Your father connected getting comfort with food. Do you have some thoughts about how people can keep connections to their heritage without eating unhealthfully? It's important to keep and maintain the healthiest aspects of our culture, regardless of whatever that tradition may be. In my film, we demonstrate how soul food can be maintained in a healthier way. Dr. Rani Whitfield talked about baking chicken as opposed to frying chicken, not cooking any...