soul food


Definition of soul food

: food (such as chitterlings, ham hocks, and collard greens) traditionally eaten by southern Black Americans

Examples of soul food in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But before the doors of the soul food restaurant could open, the couple and Hunter’s daughter, Shawde Ajee Nayonta Wicks, 27, were killed in a car crash while driving on Columbia Pike near Briggs Chaney Road in Montgomery County on Monday. Washington Post, 5 Jan. 2022 This is the second winter Erica Montgomery has kept Portland warm with her distinctive brand of Southern soul food. Michael Russell, oregonlive, 24 Dec. 2021 Finally, Samuelsson stops by Chef Jonathan Rhodes’ Indigo, a sadly now-shuttered restaurant that celebrated the history of soul food. Therese Odell, Chron, 4 Nov. 2021 Ditto for the beloved soul food restaurant returning to Baltimore. Christina Tkacik,, 2 Dec. 2021 Started by the late Adolf Dulan, known as the king of soul food, Dulan’s serves smothered pork chops, cornbread, fried chicken and all the sides. Los Angeles Times, 4 Nov. 2021 Who’s ready for an extra helping of soul food filled? Keyaira Boone, Essence, 21 Oct. 2021 The six-episode series, which premieres on Nov. 20, also celebrates the spiritual aspect of soul food. Ana Calderone,, 20 Oct. 2021 Located in the heart of Harlem, Ginny’s brings together Southern soul food, live music and diverse culinary traditions in a classic Harlem speakeasy vibe. Amber Love Bond, Forbes, 12 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of soul food

1960, in the meaning defined above

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“Soul food.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of soul food

: the type of food traditionally eaten by African-Americans in the southern U.S.


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