7 Soul Food Essentials ...

I grew up in the south, having been born in West Virginia and moving to Virginia when I was 13. I grew up on soul food, and since moving up north, I don’t get a lot of it. On a visit to see my parents, however, my mom is currently spoiling me rotten with our family and region’s version of soul food, so I thought I’d share some of our biggest essentials.

1. Fried Potatoes

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I am Irish on my mom’s side and thus have a very strong, albeit stereotypical, affinity for potatoes. I don’t care how they’re cooked -- but fried potatoes are as Southern as sweet tea, and so good. Do it the right way and you feel like they literally do stick to your ribs.

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