soul food


Definition of soul food

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

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Other sessions include Atlanta chef Todd Richards cooking soul food from his new book, Indian Instant Pot cookbook sensation Urvashi Pitre (one of this year’s hottest topics) and two mezcal specialists exploring the Mexican import. Joe Gray,, "Printers Row Lit Fest packs Chicago chefs onto Food & Dining stage," 16 May 2018 Waiters are keen to describe what Roti Chai offers as modern Indian soul food, and the small plates in particular, based on street food recipes from across India's many regions, are indeed delightfully comforting. Condé Nast Traveler, "15 Best Indian Restaurants in London," 27 Feb. 2018 For more than three years, co-owners Gloria and Odell Robinson and Valerie Daniels-Carter have been serving signature soul food and southern-style cuisine at Nino’s Southern Sides in Shorewood. Geoff Bruce, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Nino's serves up a taste of the south in the North Shore," 2 May 2018 Attendees noshed on sliced fruit, piraguas, soul food, coquito cocktails and Hennessy shots — a clear shout-out to Cardi B’s younger sibling. Jen Juneau,, "Bardi Baby Shower! Cardi B and Offset Celebrate Daughter on the Way at 'Bronx Fairytale' Bash," 28 June 2018 There may be signs that real change is coming: Tanya Holland, Oakland’s soul food maven who made her name at Brown Sugar Kitchen, is finally opening an outpost in San Francisco. Justin Phillips, San Francisco Chronicle, "Black chefs hopeful, skeptical as culinary world grows more inclusive," 28 May 2018 Overheard Talk of soul food, specials, and the lunchtime scene. Devra First,, "Southern spirit at Soleil in Dudley Square," 28 June 2018 Afterward, attendees can enjoy 14 blocks of global soul food, original African art, and handmade jewelry, along with musical acts on two stages. Bethany Ao,, "Philadelphia's summer festivals from Wawa Welcome America and Odunde to the Philadelphia Folk Festival," 6 June 2018 What for Operator Cheryl Straughter used to run Keith’s Place in Grove Hall, known for its soul food and Sunday brunch. Devra First,, "Southern spirit at Soleil in Dudley Square," 28 June 2018

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1960, in the meaning defined above

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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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