traditional black American cookery, which originated in the rural South, consisting of such foods as chitterlings, pig knuckles, turnip greens, and cornbread.
Origin of soul food
An Americanism dating back to 1960–65
Related formssoul-food, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for soul food
informal food, such as chitterlings or yams, traditionally eaten by Black people in the southern US
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