Homage: Recipes and Stories from an Amish Soul Food Kitchen


Chris Scott tells the remarkable story of his family over seven generations via comforting dishes and vivid narratives: From his enslaved ancestors to his great-grandfather, who migrated to Pennsylvania after the Emancipation Proclamation, to his own childhood in Amish country, and, ultimately, his successful restaurant career in Philadelphia and New York City.

The Great Migration from the South in the decades following the Civil War, combined with the strong influence of Dutch, German, and Scandinavian settlers over a wide swath of the Midwestern United States makes the recipes in the book new variations of familiar dishes. From collard greens to spaetzle, country-fried steak to German chocolate donuts, this is recognizable, delicious food that will resonate with anyone who enjoys Southern, soul, and German, Dutch, or Scandinavian cuisine.

Stunning photography evokes the rich history of these distinct cultures. Homage is a must-have for home cooks who love Jubilee and Carla Hall, who enjoy soul flavors or Midwestern food, or who are drawn to cookbooks with vivid storytelling, a sense of place, and a new point of view.

Homage is a celebration of Black culture and food, and an exploration of a culinary region one that has never before been highlighted in a cookbook.