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Soul Food Junkies

Season 14 Episode 5 | 55m 9s | Video has closed captioning.

Baffled by his dad's reluctance to change his traditional soul food diet in the face of a health crisis, filmmaker Byron Hurt sets out to learn more about this rich culinary tradition and it's relevance to black cultural identity. He discovers that the love affair that his dad and his community have with soul food is deep-rooted, complex, and in some tragic cases, deadly.

Aired: 01/15/13

Rating: TV-PG

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