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Soul food is cuisine that is associated with African American culture and includes a variety of dishes authentic to the southern part of the country. Each recipe has a series of ingredients, like rice and okra, that are authentic variations of African cuisine. Many of these southern recipes are available in cookbooks. Restaurants that specialize in this cuisine may offer their menu on a website, so prospective customers can see what dishes are available. For promotional and advertising purposes, restaurants that serve soul food may enter festivals to showcase their meals to enthusiasts. In addition to sampling soul food, festivals will have a series of events, including contests and food eating competitions, for those who attend. However, sometimes nothing beats an old fashioned backyard barbeque.

  • Fried Chicken - A dish of chicken which has been battered, floured and fried. The batter provides the chicken with a crisp coating and crust when fried.
  • Okra - Edible green seed pods that, when cooked, result in a slimy texture. The slime or goo is a useable, soluble fiber.
  • Grits - Grits are a breakfast soul food item with a recipe that consists of ground corn and is seasoned with sugar. Variations of grits may feature sausage, butter, cheese or ham.
  • Skillet Cornbread - Cornbread is a quick bread that is made from corn meal, oil and eggs. This food is often served as a side dish. Skillet cornbread is cooked in a stove top skillet, as opposed to a baking or bread dish.
  • Collard Greens - Collard greens are a vegetable that is a member of the cabbage family and taste similar to kale.
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    14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle, NY 10801
    Serving contemporary, Southern cuisine with Caribbean influences, we have a seasonal menu to insure we have the freshest, best tasting food. We welcome all our friends, new and old to dine with us.
    (914) 654-6549
    Sandi's Soulbites Llc
    8 Masar Road, Boonton, NJ 07005
    SANDI'S SOULBITES LLC is a soul food catering service in Morristown, NJ. We provide hearty seafood and filling homemade sides.
    (862) 260-4335
    Five Spot Soul Food Restaurant
    459 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
    (718) 852-0202
    Magic Soul Food Express
    901 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11238
    (718) 230-0727
    Soul Food Rotissarie House Inc
    1503 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11216
    (718) 493-7570
    Magic Soul Food Expss
    402 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216
    (929) 234-5055
    Manna's Soul Food
    956 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226
    (718) 940-0330
    Magic Soul Food
    320 Malcolm X Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11233
    (347) 295-3248
    360 Soul Food Cafe
    2002 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11233
    (347) 529-2207
    MA N Pop Soul Food
    349 Lewis Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11233
    (718) 574-6735
    La Fuente Del Sabor Latino LLC
    1702 Bergenline Ave, Union City, NJ 07087
    (201) 770-9441
    Soul Food Kitchen Seafood Heaven
    2516 Linden Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11208
    (718) 272-9000
    Jacob Soul Food Restaurant
    373 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 866-3663
    Mannas Restaurant
    486 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10037
    (212) 234-4488
    Sweet Mama's Soul Food & Salad Bar Restaurant Inc
    689 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10037
    (212) 939-9383

    Soul food is a unique, delicious style of Southern cooking. There are a number of great dishes that can be found in Southern restaurants and throughout the United States. If you amble into a Cajun or soul food restaurant down South and pick up a menu, you are likely to see some real homestyle cuisine. You have common foods like fried chicken, biscuits with gravy, BBQ meats, and corn bread. But the cook might surprise you with some things you've never seen or tasted before. Hush puppies are balls of cornmeal that have been deep-fried and served. There are also chitterlings, which are the intestines of pigs, typically boiled for several hours and then deep fried. For dessert, you can't do better than peach cobbler. Now, it's worth noting that many recipes for Southern foods call for lard, deep-fried corn or bread, and lots of starch, which are not the healthiest foods for the body, though are soothing to the mind. Because of this, soul food is also referred to as comfort food. However, there are some healthy options, like collard greens, which are leafy vegetables. They are sometimes mixed with other vegetables or cooked with smoked meats, diced onions, and other seasonings. Southern restaurants also prepare rice, catfish, and barbecue items like ribs. The next time you wander into a Southern cafe, try to be a little adventurous and try a new recipe. You'll be enjoying a long-standing tradition of incredible comfort food that pleases not only your taste buds, but your soul as well.
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