Did you know….
Soul Food is a term used for an ethnic cuisine, food traditionally prepared and eaten by African Americans of the Southern United States. Many of the various dishes and ingredients included in “soul food” are also regional meals and comprise a part of other Southern US cooking, as well. The style of cooking originated during American slavery. African slaves were given only the “leftover” and “undesirable” cuts of meat from their masters (while the white slave owners got the meatiest cuts of ham, roasts, etc.).
We also had only vegetables grown for ourselves. After slavery, many, being poor, could afford only off-cuts of meat, along with offal. Farming, hunting and fishing provided fresh vegetables, fish and wild game, such as possum, rabbit, squirrel and sometimes waterfowl. Africans living in America at the time (and since) more than made do with the food choices we had to work with.(aaregistry.org)
Fried Green Tomatoes, Chicken & Waffles, Corn bread & Biscuits
Atlanta,GA is a beautiful area with southern hospitality, civil rights history and of course; great tasting food!
Great tasting food consisting of succulent fried chicken, greens, grits, rabbit, deer and much more…
As I’m here in Atlanta to attend a funeral for my dear Auntie..
We decided to make a move to one of the hot spots in Atlanta called South City Kitchen.
Let’s talk about it..
So it’s my last day in Atlanta and my family was looking for a memory to take back with us in the form of some soul food.
We decided to make a move to South City Kitchen and headed on over.
We arrive and get seated and immediately begin looking at all the delicious viddles on the menu..
Pecan smoked bacon..collard greens..grits..fried chicken..fried green tomatoes and more..
We ordered all kinds of food..
Fried Chicken and waffles, Fried Chicken with collard greens over a bed of mash potatoes, Fried green tomatoes, salmon over kale, pecan smoked bacon and more..
They kick off your taste buds with a basket of moist, flaky cornbread and biscuits.
Now I’m talking real cornbread with actual corn in the biscuit with a peach preserve sauce, not that powdered box stuff you buy at the store.
Every bite of these delicate delightful fluffy things were majestic.
Now the fried green tomatoes arrive..
Nice crisp texture with a great enhancement of flavor from the sauce. Absolutely breathtaking!
Now the main course..
Fried Chicken and Waffles with pecan smoked bacon as a side.
I dive into the bacon first..
Sweet, crunchy and bursting with pecan flavor!
Now the chicken with a slice of the the waffle..
Perfectly cooked, moist and tender chicken, combined with the sweetness of the waffle and maple syrup made a superb combination.
Need more bacon..
If you haven’t taken the time to visit Atlanta, I suggest you book your plane flight soon. I assure you that you won’t regret it.
Thanks for joining me on today’s adventure! I look forward to seeing you on the next run! Keep hope alive!
Eating is an enjoyable way of life. Live it..Learn it..Love it!
Trevis Dampier Sr.
Soul food Online (Wed, 1492-02-24)
“Soul Food” A Brief History Retrieved from http://www.aaregistry.org/historic_events/view/soul-food-brief-history