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Soul Food

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.


Soul Food

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Tripe City, St. Louis, Missouri, where owner Deb Cresswell (left), aka Ms. Deb, cooks up tripe four ways: -“Extra-extra-crispy” has a lot of fried breading, obscuring the true tripe flavor, and mollifying those hesitant to eat an animal’s tum-tum -“Extra-crispy” tastes like a thick bit of chicken skin fried up juicy and delicious -“Medium” has some crispiness, explained Miss Deb, but it also has some “pull,” meaning meaty resistance -“Soft” has the least crisp and the most pull, and is for true tripe lovers~ this is Ms. Deb's third restaurant. Ms. Deb is committedt to improving her community, too. She hires people living in halfway houses, she said, and teaches culinary arts for Beaumont HS, bringing the students into Tripe City’s kitchen for hands-on instruction.

You Can Stomach It: Tripe City

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Fried honeycomb tripe

Fried Honeycomb Tripe

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Roasted pig's snouts and ears Recipe This is one of the most popular and favored street foods. In the street it is generally fried instead of baked.

Roasted pig's snouts and ears Recipe by Arturo

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SMOKES AND EARS: The Big Apple Inn’s pig ear sandwich with cabbage slaw. the Big Apple Inn — an institution of old-school Southern sandwiches from Jackson, Miss. — has arrived in Atlanta. The original Big Apple Inn was founded in 1939 by Juan "Big John" Mora, who made his way from Mexico to Mississippi. The lasting legacy of the Big Apple has been the smokes and ears that came later on, a product of Mississippi as seen through the eyes of a Mexican immigrant and his African-American wife.

First Look: The Big Apple Inn

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Food Poster | A recipe has no Soul. You as the cook must bring Soul to the recipe.

Boiled Pig Tails.

Odds + Ends...Pig Tails! (Not recommended for vegetarians/vegans)

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Oxtails Recipe- by Chef G. Garvin.

G. Garvin | Oxtails

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Broiled Pig's Feet Recipe From Good Things to Eat, by Rufus Estes, 1911, a Collection Of Practical Recipes For Preparing Meats, Game, Fowl, Fish, Puddings, Pastries, Etc., considered to be one of the most important early cookbooks by an African American. Estes, born into slavery, worked at his first restaurant at the age of 16 and spent the better part of his adulthood working as a chef for the Pullman railways car service, catering to an exclusive clientele.

Appetite City: Soul Food. Full Episode, Recipes and More!

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Chitlin's Recipe. (The House of Ladylee: Seen at Grandma's House, Part II.)

The House of Ladylee: Seen at Grandma's House, Part II

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Caption reads: Negro woman making chitlins after hog killing. Near Maxton, North Carolina. circa 1940's. (Courtesy of the Library of Congress)

Soul after all, is a way of Life...not just biscuits and gravy.

African-American Food’s History & Soul by Tom Ashbrook | Our word for okra comes from the Igbo language in Nigeria. Gumbo, the word itself, harks back to the Bantu. So does “goober,” as in peanut. Watermelons appear in Egyptian tomb paintings, and have been grown for centuries in the Kalahari. Black-eyed peas pour out of markets from Dakar to Zanzibar – and across soul food menus and kitchen counters all over America. Image: Soul food (Flickr/MookieLuv)

African-American Food’s History & Soul

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Skillet Corn Bread | Gina's Quick Confetti Collards | Recipe from celebrity chef Pat Neely’s new cookbook “Back Home with the Neely’s.” It’s all good, old-fashioned soul food.

Celebrity chef shares 'soul food' recipes

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FRIED POTATOES | Everything fried! Recipes from the collection. « North Carolina.

Gina's Quick Confetti Collards | Recipe from celebrity chef Pat Neely’s new cookbook “Back Home with the Neely’s.” It’s all good, old-fashioned soul food.

Celebrity chef shares 'soul food' recipes

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MACARONI AND CHEESE recipe from "3-Step Easy Cooking with Flavor" by McCormick spices. BUTTERMILK BISCUIT recipe, courtesy of Bisquick. DAISY REEVES' CREAMY COLE SLAW.

Holiday Cooking: 6 Soul Food Sides

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HEALTHY SOUL FOOD COOKING | Cooking classes at Cooking Station Atlanta.

HEALTHY SOUL FOOD COOKING - HEALTHY FOOD TODAYS PROBLEM

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MEMPHIS CAVIAR | Recipe from celebrity chef Pat Neely’s new cookbook “Back Home with the Neely’s.” It’s all good, old-fashioned soul food.

Celebrity chef shares 'soul food' recipes

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BASIC SWEET POTATO SALAD | Recipe from celebrity chef Pat Neely’s new cookbook “Back Home with the Neely’s.” It’s all good, old-fashioned soul food.

"LOWCOUNTRY MOP SAUCE" --BBQ Recipe

WHITE HOMINEY CASSEROLE | GOLDEN HOMINEY CASSEROLE | FRIED HOMINEY AND BACON | GOLDEN HOMINEY IN CREAM. (To a far greater degree than anyone realizes, several of the most important food dishes that the Native Americans of the southeastern U.S.A live on today is the "soul food" eaten by both Black and White Southerners. Hominy, for example, is still eaten.)

Fish peppers | Fish peppers are dated to the early nineteenth century, where they were popularly grown as an heirloom vegetable by African Americans in Philadelphia and Baltimore. The green, inconspicuous fish pepper was often the secret ingredient in fish and shellfish cookery, passed down in recipes communicated through oral history.

African-American | Smithsonian Gardens

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LUMBEE TRIBE OF NORTH CAROLINA ...COLLARD SANDWICH | A specialty of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. It consists of chiffonade collard greens pressed between a pair of hoecakes, garnished with a curl or two of fatback. Optional condiments include chow-chow, vinegar, and hot sauce.

Southern Food Group: Greens

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MOBILE ALABAMA GRILLADES AND GRITS RECIPE

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RECIPES: FROGMORE STEW ("Lowcountry Stew" or "Beaufort Boil." BENNE COOKIES/WAFERS (Sesame Seed-eaten for good luck) ~a food from West Africa introduced to the Lowcountry area by Slaves~ HOPPIN' JOHN AND GREENS, MIXED GREENS, COLLARD GREENS, OKRA SOUP, OYSTER DRESSING, "RED RICE," STEWED CRABS, (a recipe from 1847), "SWEET POTATO PIE," SWEET POTATO PONE (Catherine Carr's recipe in the Legacy of Igbo Landing:Gullah Roots of African American Culture, edited by Marquetta L. Goodwine (1998).