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soul food

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

An Americanism dating back to 1960–65
Related formssoul-food, adjective
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soul food

  1. informal food, such as chitterlings or yams, traditionally eaten by Black people in the southern US
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