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As a new documentary shows, a plate of soul food is loaded with questions about history, identity and health.
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January 14, 2013 From the dark days of slavery through the civil rights era, soul food like fried chicken and sweet potato pie nourished the African-American community and became a touchstone of cultural identity. But a new documentary asks: Is this greasy goodness doing more harm than good?
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Sylvia Woods moves to the music outside her restaurant in Harlem neighborhood of New York, during the restaurant's 40th anniversary celebration in 2002.
July 20, 2012 Sylvia Woods of the legendary Harlem soul food restaurant, Sylvia's, died yesterday at age 86. She made chicken and waffles cool long before today's current crop of retro hipsters decided to take it on.
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