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Automatic Y'all: Weaver D's Guide To The Soul

Posted: Jul 28, 2009

Weaver D’s Guide To The Soul

"I'm going to be 'Automatic for the People."
        -Vice President Al Gore

Published in 1999, I’m surprised I haven’t written a review of this book--Automatic Y'all: Weaver D's Guide To the Soul--yet. I intend to in the next couple of weeks, so for now, I’ll just give a glimpsing preview of this fine collection. Weaver D’s soul food joint has been a main cultural staple in Athens, Georgia, since 1986. Dexter Weaver’s motto, “Automatic For The People”, caught the local band R.E.M’s eye, and they asked permission to use the title to an album that ended up as a Grammy-nominated album of the same name in 1992. Warner Brothers shipped Weaver D’s special peanuts all over the world for promotion of the album.

The soul food guru outlines his religious upbringing and humble intentions along with advice and insight on what it takes to make people coming back to his place. He's a great guy, always has been. When I attended The University of Georgia, I sometimes ate there every day of the week.

The book contains rare photographs, culinary insight and recipes that prove worth the time to inspect and try to replicate in one’s own kitchen. His cooking philosophy always ran parallel with his strong spiritual convictions, which seems to explain why his food is so soulful. The chicken has always been out of sight, and his greens are my all-time favorite, but also dishes like sweet potato soufflé, broccoli with cheese, potato salad and fried squash rank as delectable. My old friends Widespread Panic once issued a statement regarding Weaver D's that still resonates: "We've eaten at Weaver D's a lot over the years. It's just good home cooking and you can always count on Weaver to make you happy."

Keep an eye out for more Never Ending Soul Food entries…

Automatic Y’all,

James Calemine

2011 Swampland Book Review 

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PenneElk says...

I will be sure to link to your review and other Never Ending Soul Food entries in my next blog in the series "That's What I Like About the South." I wish I could have some southern fried chicken, turnip greens, and cornbread for lunch today!! Eat well--live long and prosper. :-)

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