Long before Isaac Hayes became the voice of “Chef” on the wildly popular and irreverent television show “South Park,” he was a food lover. His fondest and most enduring memories are those associated with his Tennessee boyhood and helping his grandmother to prepare traditional Southern soul food. Hayes’ commercial successes in music, film, television, and radio came and went and came again — but always there was the food. Check out the recipes from his book, “Cooking With Heart and Soul,” for a soulful holiday meal.
Excerpted from “Cooking With Heart and Soul” by Isaac Hayes and Susan Di Sesa. Copyright © 2000 by Isaac Hayes. Published by Putnam Pub Group. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt can be used without permission of the publisher.