Food Paper - WSU (2).docx - Brianna Cozino Cozino 1 Anthropology 101 Food Assignment American Soul Food In the United States the south consists of many

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Brianna Cozino 10/31/2018 Anthropology 101 Food Assignment American Soul Food In the United States, the south consists of many unique elements. The culture, food and lifestyles are different than other parts of the country. Soul food has a great amount of significance to the overall culture and plays a large role through people’s lives. Soul food is traditionally prepared and eaten by African American southerners and has been since it originated during American slavery. Soul food mostly originates from Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia or other parts of the deep south (Hayford). Slaves were given low quality and less nutritious foods, however, they used this food and created dishes inspired by where they had come from (Hayford). After slavery had ended, most black people were very poor, thus hunting and farming was the main reason they were able to survive. They hunted non- traditional foods such as o possum, rabbit, squirrel and waterfowl (“soul food”, a Brief History ). These foods that were deemed inedible by some, were the foundation of what is known as soul food today. The
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