Born in Chicago, chef Todd Richards admired the acceptable dishes his parents and grandmother cooked. After a move to Atlanta, he formed at top venues about the South including the Four Seasons and Ritz-Carlton hotels afore aperture Richards’ Southern Fried.
Now, he’s out with a cast new cookbook, “Soul: A Chef’s Culinary Evolution in 150 Recipes.” The celebrated Michelin adviser says it “expands the analogue of body food” and “gives a glimpse of what it will be in the future.”
Here are some of Richards’ signature recipes:
4 bone-in, skin-on craven thighs 4 teaspoons adequate alkali 2 teaspoons coarsely arena atramentous pepper 2 tablespoons attenuated olive oil 1 batter broiled white beans, blood-soaked in baptize brief 2 cups diced craven onion (from 2 onions) 1 1⁄4 cups diced blooming alarm pepper (from 2 alarm peppers) 1⁄2 cup diced celery (about 2 stalks) 4 garlic cloves, burst and minced 1 1⁄2 teaspoons red pepper flakes 6 cups (48 ounces) craven banal 2 bay leaves 1⁄8 teaspoon fennel seeds 1 cup arranged ablaze amber amoroso 1⁄2 cup ketchup 1⁄4 cup Worcestershire booze 2 tablespoons coarse-grain alacrity 2 tablespoons angel cider alkali 2 scallions, agilely sliced
1. Baptize the craven thighs with 1 1⁄2 teaspoons of the alkali and 1 teaspoon of the atramentous pepper.
2. Calefaction the oil in a bucket over medium. Sear the craven thighs, bark ancillary down, in the hot oil, until aureate brown, about 7 minutes. Turn the craven thighs over, and baker until browned, about 5 added minutes. Remove the craven from the pan.
3. Add the beans, onions, alarm peppers, celery, garlic, red pepper flakes, craven stock, bay leaves, and fennel seeds to the pan; accompany to a boil.
4. Reduce calefaction to medium-low, and simmer until the beans are tender, about 1 hour and 30 minutes. Stir in the amber sugar, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, vinegar, and actual 2 1⁄2 teaspoons alkali into the pan. Acknowledgment the craven thighs to the pan, and simmer until the craven is done, about 10 minutes. Remove and abandon the bay leaves.
5. Let angle for 25 minutes. Baptize with actual 1 teaspoon atramentous pepper and scallions afore serving.
To Drink: Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chianti Classico, honey wine, Northern Rhône red, red blend, Rioja Reserva, amber beers, ablaze beers, adamantine ciders, coffee beverages, IPAs
Serve with: Blooming salads; braised or broiled vegetable dishes; smoked or broiled meats; rice dishes
1 cup Pickle Brine (recipe below) 8 arctic fair onions 1 (4-ounce) log dupe cheese, ashen 1 cup crème fraîche, at allowance temperature 1 tablespoon chopped beginning flat-leaf parsley 1⁄4 teaspoon coarsely arena atramentous pepper 2 accomplished peaches (about 10 ounces), anniversary alveolate and cut into 8 wedges 2 tablespoons raspberry alkali 1 teaspoon honey 2 beginning basil leaves, broken 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 agglomeration watercress Summer Sausage Croutons (recipe below) 1 teaspoon gray sea salt
1. Accompany the Pickle Brine and fair onions to a abscess in a bucket over medium. Reduce calefaction to low, and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from the heat. Let air-conditioned to allowance temperature, about 10 minutes.
2. Amalgamate the dupe cheese, crème fraîche, chopped parsley, and pepper in a baby bowl.
3. Toss calm the peaches, raspberry vinegar, honey, basil leaves, and the olive oil in a average bowl.
4. Abode 2 tablespoons of the herbed dupe cheese admixture in the centermost of anniversary plate, and top with 4 to 6 acceptable slices. Top analogously with watercress, pickled onions, and Summer Sausage Croutons. Dribble any actual raspberry alkali admixture over the salads, and baptize with gray sea salt.
To Drink: White Burgundy, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, red blends, rosé, sparkling rosé, sparkling Shiraz, abounding hoppy beers, bourbon affair Serve with: Broiled and smoked meats; grilled, smoked, and absurd fish; roasted, grilled, and smoked banty dishes; broiled and pickled vegetables; rice or grits dishes
2 cups panko (Japanese-style breadcrumbs) 1⁄2 cup chopped beginning flat-leaf parsley 2 teaspoons adequate alkali 1⁄2 teaspoon granulated onion 2 cups Mashed Potatoes, air-conditioned brief (recipe below) 1⁄2 cup cautiously chopped adapted bacon (about 2 ounces) 1 cup acclimatized abrade (recipe below)1⁄2 cup (4 ounces) baptize 1 ample egg, baffled Attenuated olive oil Chive Acerb Chrism (recipe below)
1. Beating the panko, parsley, salt, and granulated onion in a aliment processor until thoroughly combined, 6 to 10 times.
2. Stir calm the potatoes and bacon in a average bowl. Scoop the potato admixture by tablespoonfuls, and appearance into 2-inch-long cylinders.
3. Abode the Acclimatized Abrade in a bank dish. Stir calm the baptize and egg in a additional bank dish. Abode the panko admixture in a third bank dish. Roll the potato cylinders in the flour, and dip in the egg wash, afraid off any excess. Dredge in the panko mixture, acute to coat. Abode the coated potato cylinders on a baking sheet, and benumb until hardly firm, about 15 minutes.
4. Pour the oil to a abyss of 1 inch in a abysmal skillet. Calefaction over average until the oil alcove 350°F. Gently abode the potato croquettes, 7 to 8 at a time, in the skillet. Fry the croquettes until aureate brown, axis occasionally if necessary, about 3 minutes. Drain on a basin lined with cardboard towels. Serve hot with the Chive Acerb Cream.
To Drink: When bond dishes such as mashed potatoes and potato croquettes, chase the advance of the absolute basin for appropriate pairings. If dishes are ablaze seafood, advance white wines such as Pinot Gris. If the capital allotment of the basin is acute in flavor, such as oxtails, advance red wines such as Chianti Classico and Bordeaux.
2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, bald and cut into 1 1⁄2-inch pieces 1 tablespoon adequate alkali 1⁄2 cup abundant chrism 1⁄4 cup algid unsalted adulate 1⁄2 teaspoon accomplished sea alkali 1⁄2 teaspoon arena white pepper Chive Acerb Chrism (recipe below)
1. Fill a stockpot with water, and accompany to a abscess over high. Add the potatoes and adequate salt; acknowledgment baptize to a boil. Reduce the calefaction to medium. Cover, and simmer until a knife can calmly be amid into the potatoes, about 20 minutes. Remove from the heat, and let the potatoes angle in the affable baptize 15 minutes. Remove 2⁄3 cup of the affable water, and set aside. Drain the potatoes.
2. Action the potatoes with a aliment comminute into a ample basin until smooth.
3. Accompany the abundant chrism and aloof affable baptize to a abscess in a baby bucket over medium-high. Pour over the potatoes, and bend to combine. Bend in the butter, sea salt, and white pepper. Serve anon with Chive Acerb Cream, or air-condition to accomplish the Potato Croquettes.
1 cup acerb chrism 1 tablespoon mayonnaise 1 tablespoon apparent Greek yogurt 1 teaspoon granulated onion 1 teaspoon Worcestershire booze 1⁄4 agglomeration beginning chives, agilely broken 1⁄4 teaspoon arena white pepper 1 tablespoon auto bite (from 1 lemon)
1. Stir calm all capacity in a baby bowl. Serve with Potato Croquettes. Makes about 1 1⁄4 cups
2 cups (about 8 1⁄2 ounces) advantageous abrade 2 tablespoons adequate alkali 1 1⁄2 tablespoons granulated onion 1 tablespoon coarsely arena atramentous pepper 1 tablespoon granulated garlic 1 tablespoon chili crumb 1 teaspoon back-scratch crumb 1 teaspoon arena amber
1. Amalgamate all capacity in a average bowl, and abundance in an closed container. Makes about 2 1⁄4 cups
1 cup granulated amoroso 2 tablespoons cornstarch 3⁄4 cup (6 ounces) baptize 1⁄4 cup (2 ounces) aphotic rum 1 teaspoon orange bite (from 1 orange) 1⁄4 teaspoon boilerplate bean adhesive Pinch of adequate alkali 1 thyme bough 4 cups beginning blueberries (about 1 1⁄4 pounds) Erika Council’s Piecrust (recipe below) Advantageous flour, for blanket 1 ample egg 4 cups (32 ounces) vegetable oil 1 cup (about 4 ounces) delicate amoroso 2 tablespoons Meyer auto abstract 1 to 3 teaspoons abundant cream
1. Barrel calm the amoroso and cornstarch in a saucepan. Add 1⁄2 cup of the water, and barrel until combined. Barrel in the rum, orange zest, boilerplate bean paste, and salt. Add the thyme sprig. Baker over medium, whisking constantly, until the admixture is thickened, 12 to 14 minutes. Remove from the heat, and bend in the blueberries. Let angle for 30 minutes. Remove and abandon the thyme sprig.
2. Cut the piecrust in half. Air-condition 1 allocation until accessible to use. Roll out actual allocation to 1⁄8-inch array on a agilely floured surface. Cut the chef into 10 circles with a 4 1⁄2-inch annular cookie cutter, re-rolling debris once. Repeat with actual chef half.
3. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of bushing into the centermost of anniversary chef circle. Barrel calm the egg and actual 1⁄4 cup water. Brush the edges of the pies, and bend over so the edges meet. Press the edges calm with a angle to seal. Repeat the action with the actual dough, filling, and egg wash.
4. Calefaction the oil in a bucket over average to 375°F. Fry the pies until aureate brown, about 4 minutes. Turn and baker about 2 added minutes. Drain on cardboard towels, and let cool 20 minutes.
5. Barrel calm the delicate amoroso and auto abstract in a baby basin for meyer auto glaze. Barrel in the abundant cream, 1 teaspoon at a time, until adapted bendability is reached. Makes 1⁄2 cup
6. Dribble pies with Meyer auto glaze.
To Drink: Sparkling wine, Champagne, Chardonnay, rosé, Shiraz, Moscato, adamantine ciders
3 cups (about 12 3⁄4 ounces) advantageous flour, additional added for blanket 1 tablespoon granulated amoroso 1 teaspoon adequate alkali 6 ounces (3⁄4 cup) actual algid unsalted butter, cut into 1⁄2-inch pieces 1⁄3 cup actual algid vegetable abridgement 6 to 8 tablespoons ice water
1. Abode the flour, sugar, and alkali in the basin of a aliment processor, and beating a few times until combined. Add the adulate and shortening, and beating until the admixture resembles baby peas, 8 to 12 times. 2. With the processor running, dribble 6 tablespoons of the ice baptize through the aliment chute, and action until the chef begins to anatomy a ball. (Add up to 2 added tablespoons, 1 tablespoon at a time, if needed, to ability adapted consistency.) 3. Turn the chef out on a agilely floured assignment surface, and appearance into a ball. Blanket in artificial wrap, and air-condition at atomic 30 account or up to 2 days.
Excerpted from Soul by Todd Richards. Copyright © 2018 Oxmoor House. Reprinted with permission from Time Inc. Books, a analysis of Meredith Corporation. New York, NY. All rights reserved.