The Cuisine referred to as "SOUL FOOD" originated in the kitchens of African-American Slaves in the late 1800's. In the 1960‘s, Southern-style cooking by Black Americans was renamed “SOUL FOOD” in honor of Black Cooks who prepared food during the Slavery era, paving the way in the development of African American cuisine - now soul food. Soul food recipes typically called for ingredients that are indigenous to Africa and were often found on American Plantations.
FLORIDA OLD SCHOOL STYLE SOUL FOOD | If you like old-school, home-cooked Southern soul food, Green Cove Springs is the place to be for their Annual Green Cove Springs SOUL FOOD FESTIVAL AND PRIDE PARADE. Co-sponsored with the City , the Festival is free and open to the public – as always. Vera Francis Hall Park. Green Cove Springs, Fla. 32043.
Miss Ora's Fried Chicken in North Carolina | According to her granddaughter, Stephanie Tyson, Miss Ora never learned to read or write. Tyson created this recipe in an effort to archive and preserve her grandmother's renowned fried chicken method. Putting fatback in the frying oil adds flavor, but we find it's a bit too salty to eat on its own...
A perfect Southern meal.
SOULFUL SOUL FOOD MAVEN, JUANITA DIXON | That brown gravy she’s making, poured with care and pride over a steaming plate of shrimp and grits, drew legions of fans—Clint Eastwood and Meg Ryan among them—to her downtown outpost, NITA'S PLACE, throughout the 1990's and early 2000's, when Juanita served up some of Savannah’s most savory soul food. Nita's Place closed in 2003. Juanita has since settled into catering special events and cooking for dinner parties.
SOUL FOOD MAVIN JUANITA DIXON'S CRISPY WHITING AND SAVANNAH RED RICE | Back in the ’90s, Juanita Dixon helped usher in Savannah’s Soul Food Revival, winning over the passions and palates of celebrities, city leaders and simple folk alike. (Photography by: Beau Kester/Round 1 Productions)
THE EBONY COOKBOOK, The Book That Helped Define Soul Food | In 1955, a Black woman couldn’t get a cheese sandwich at a Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina. But if she had the book that would come to be known as The Ebony Cookbook, she could go home and make the ham-and-gravy Poor Boy sandwich beloved by the Delta Rhythm Boys, stars in the African-American music scene of the era. (Author, DeKnight wrote from the persona of the Little Brown Chef, drawing on right)