Soulfood means- food that is aten for your soul to survive, because back in the old times blacks had hard times with obtaining food to survive, so they killed chickens and pigs to create the best meal that they could to survive, grew crops so that they could eat that too,to survive the soul A.K.A to keep there stomach full so that would not starve and die, for example: you have nothing in the house so you pick tomatoes that were grown in your back yard and so on, to survive your soul.Soulfood does not have to be mastered by grandmother and great ancestors only that is not true. What is true is that soulfood pertains to black folks and the soulfood brings the family together because the soulfood goes to the heart. That is why black families who always have soulfood stick together. All soulfood is organic and is grown and then cooked or is cooked from scratch. So if you did not know what soulfood meant, now you know that this word was created from the roots, soulfood means food that you eat for your soul to survive.
Examples of soulfood are collard greens, macaroni and cheese, okra, potato salad,string beans, sweet potato pie, butta beans and so on. In the old ages blacks did not know what pasta was, because it is not a soulfood dish.