Here are my answers to the most frequently asked questions I get about soul food. The answers are gleaned from my book. Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time. Please feel free to quote my answers. Please indicate me as the source and identify me as “James Beard Award-winning author Adrian Miller.”
What is “Soul Food”?
When was the term Soul Food coined?
What’s in a typical Soul Food meal?
What’s the difference between Soul Food and southern food?
Isn’t Soul Food a major contributor to poor health outcomes for African Americans?
Isn’t Soul Food the stuff that white people didn’t want to eat?
What are the current trends in Soul Food?
What’s your favorite Soul Food city?
Who taught you to cook Soul Food?
What are your favorite Soul Food items to cook?
Do you have other questions that you’d like to add to this list? Just let me know in the comments section!