Some time ago someone posted a question about kosher soul food either on this forum or perhaps the "Jewish by Choice" website (which no longer seems to exist). I can't find any thread about it so I'm creating this new one.
I just read a fascinating article about Michael Twitty, an African American Jew by Choice who explores "food culture, food history, Jewish cultural issues, African American history and cultural politics". Here is a link to the article: Michael Twitty's Kosher Soul Food and here is his blog: Afroculinaria
I have been waiting for this book's publication for more than a year---it's now on my Amazon "wishlist". I saw the book on the coffee table at a friend's house where we were invited for a recent Shabbat dinner. I greatly respect her opinion and she really liked the book, although she warned that it is not an easy read in the way it winds in a nonlinear way through themes and topics. It has a 92% five-star Amazon rating, so it seems that most people think it is a good book. I don't think that that Twitty's Jewish identity is a major aspect of this book, but I think it is always interesting to see how Jews by Choice view their identities including their ancestry.