The term “Soul Food” has been around since the 1960’s. Its definition basically means how African American families and friends would eat, cook and gather together for any occasion.
There was an actual television show called “Soul Food” which gave a perfect example of how one family did this. Many generations of African Americans in the southern states used this particular type of cookery and still do today.
Although, I have lived up north in the US most of my life, my mother, grandmother and great grandmother were born and raised in the southern state of Mississippi. So, you can imagine, I’m all too familiar with this kind of food. This tradition was passed on to my mother who cooks mostly southern dishes for our family for many occasions.
From this list of recipes, I will be provide you with all time favorites of Soul Food, as well as some new ones I’ve created with a new spin on traditional southern classics. Some of the recipes I’ve gathered through the generosity of family and friends who gave me a helping hand in creating.