soul food

noun
traditional black American cookery, which originated in the rural South, consisting of such foods as chitterlings, pig knuckles, turnip greens, and cornbread.

Origin:
1960–65, Americanism

soul-food, adjective
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soul food
 
n
informal food, such as chitterlings or yams, traditionally eaten by Black people in the southern US

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soul food

the foods and techniques associated with the African American cuisine of the United States. The term was first used in print in 1964 during the rise of "black pride," when many aspects of African American culture-including soul music-were celebrated for their contribution to the American way of life. The term celebrated the ingenuity and skill of cooks who were able to form a distinctive cuisine despite limited means

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