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If You've Tried 15/20 Of These Soul Food Dishes, Your Tastebuds Are Not Bored

Have you had a good, southern, home-cooked meal?

If you finally get invited to the cookout, we can't have you out here looking silly in these streets. It's time to add a little seasoning to your cultural palette.

Soul food is a cuisine from the southern United States. Soul food dishes were traditionally prepared and eaten by the African American community and southerners. Main ingredients include beans, greens, cornmeal, fried meats, and zesty seasoning.

Following "The Great Migration," many freed Black Americans spread out across the United States, bringing their southern cooking style along with them. While the main ingredients of these dishes are used worldwide in many cultures, the particular style of fried foods and seasonings are unique to Americans.

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Now, let's see who has a little soul in their taste buds.

**A lot of the food listed contains ingredients people have a lot of opinions about, but there will be no food shaming here.**

  1. 1. Have you tried fried chicken?

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    Not baked or grilled. 100% deep-fried.

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  1. 2. Have you tried pork ribs?

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    If ain't sliding off the bone, it's not right.

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  1. 3. Have you ever tried fried catfish?

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    Ten extra points if you caught it yourself.

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  1. 4. Have you tried deviled eggs?

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    It just means they're cooked with spices, not demonic.

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  1. 5. Have you ever tried peach cobbler?

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    It's a thick-crusted, deep dish pie with fruity guts.

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  1. 6. Have you ever tried homemade mac n' cheese?

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    If you're getting it from a box, you're doing it all wrong.

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  1. 7. Have you ever tried ox tails?

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    On second thought, have you ever seen an ox?

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  1. 8. Have you ever tried grits?

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    And do you put sugar or salt on your grits?

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  1. 9. Have you tried sweet potato pie?

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    No, it's not the same as pumpkin pie.

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  1. 10. Have you ever tried fat back?

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    It comes from pigs with an LA face and an Oakland booty.

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