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SOUL FOOD RESTAURANT IN KNOXVILLE, TN


 
Chicken with bread and veggies — Soul Food in Knoxville, TN
 
 
 
Soul food is a variety of cuisine originating in the Southeastern United States. It is common in areas with a history of slave-based plantations and has maintained popularity among the Black American and American Deep-South "cotton state" communities for centuries; it is now the most common regional cuisine in southern cities such as New Orleans, Louisiana, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Atlanta, Georgia. Soul food influences can be commonly found as far north as Richmond, Virginia, as far east as Jacksonville, Florida, and as far west as Houston, Texas. The expression "soul food" may have originated in the mid-1960s, when soul was a common word used to describe Black American culture (for example, soul music).
 
Chicken and Muffin — Soul Food in Knoxville, TN
 
 
 
The term soul food became popular in the 1960s, after Alex Haley recorded Malcolm X's life story in 1963. To Malcolm X, soul food represents both Southerness and commensality.needed] Those who had participated in the Great Migration found within soul food a reminder of the home and family they had left behind after moving to unfamiliar northern cities. Soul food restaurants were Black-owned businesses that served as neighborhood meeting places where people socialized and ate together.
 
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