Film "Soul Food Junkies" Examines African American Cuisine and Culture

Jul 8, 2012 Full story: Weekend 15

Mac and cheese oozing buttery-goodness, thickly-crusted golden fried chicken, greens swimming in pork fat, chunky ribs slathered in smoky sauce, red velvet cake sporting an inch of icing.

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Pammy

Houston, TX

#1 Jul 8, 2012
"Mac and cheese oozing buttery-goodness, thickly-crusted golden fried chicken, greens swimming in pork fat, chunky ribs slathered in smoky sauce, red velvet cake sporting an inch of icing."

And they wonder why they are sick and obese.

SMH
Pammy

Houston, TX

#2 Jul 8, 2012
Studies show that 80% of black women are classified as obese. No wonder eating all that slop.

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#3 Jul 10, 2012
Nothing wrong with soul food, but you can't eat like that every day....one day a week is fine. Just like you shouldn't eat greasy chinese or mcdonalds everyday. But soul food IS the most tasty and delicious food in the world!

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#4 Jul 13, 2012
Desmond Sandiford wrote:
Nothing wrong with soul food, but you can't eat like that every day....one day a week is fine. Just like you shouldn't eat greasy chinese or mcdonalds everyday. But soul food IS the most tasty and delicious food in the world!
sweet potatoes, sweet leaf. you obviously don't get the racist and classist undertones of this dull and misable mass media disinfo piece. and anyone that would eat at Mickey Dees is a certifiable idiot, i should know i used to work at one.

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#5 Jul 13, 2012
Pammy wrote:
Studies show that 80% of black women are classified as obese. No wonder eating all that slop.
there you go.

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#6 Jul 14, 2012
Like I said, eathing anything in moderation is not bad for you. This article is just another attempt to de-legitimize black culture. The fact is, soul food is the best-tasting food in the world. Better than italian or french or any of that bland, european food...the messaget should simply be, to eat more salads and less red meat...and indulge your taste for soul food every friday night.

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#7 Jul 14, 2012
Desmond Sandiford wrote:
Like I said, eating(sic) anything in moderation is not bad for you.
sweet potatoes, sweet leaf. actually that's incorrect. i'm pretty sure eating poo-poo straight out of the toilet is not good for you, even in moderation. stop playing "the dummy" card. again you obviously don't get the racist and classist undertones of this piece, it's just a piece of feelgood consumerist fluff, based on white privilege, pc tomfoolery and the unending racial animus that can be found almost anywhere in this country, including your local big box news source. more to the point i'm pretty sure soul food is just a crap label being applied here, there is no new or important information being presented.

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#8 Jul 14, 2012
mojo karma cookie wrote:
<quoted text>sweet potatoes, sweet leaf. actually that's incorrect. i'm pretty sure eating poo-poo straight out of the toilet is not good for you, even in moderation. stop playing "the dummy" card. again you obviously don't get the racist and classist undertones of this piece, it's just a piece of feelgood consumerist fluff, based on white privilege, pc tomfoolery and the unending racial animus that can be found almost anywhere in this country, including your local big box news source. more to the point i'm pretty sure soul food is just a crap label being applied here, there is no new or important information being presented.
Geez, I say eating anything in moderation is not bad for you and some idiot has come come back with "is eating poop good for you in moderation?"...Sure, fella, this thread is about poop, huh? My bad for thinking I was talking to adults with some commonsense....maybe I shouldn't say "talking" because somebody is gonna point out thet technically I'm "posting comments on a public internet forum."

Look, I read the article. Obviouisly not everybody did. There are no "racist" or "classist" overtones that I picked up on. And I consider this to be an important topic...not "consumerist fluff." It speaks to how the traditional cultural behavior of african americans affect our health in a time of revolutionary technological and social change. My point of view is that we need to modify our behavior. Becoming a vegan or acting like eating pigs feet one time is gonna kill you, those are understandable reactions given the context of their father's death and all...But not not well-thought out health strategies. As I said before, the message here should be: eat soul food or pizza or mcd's or any of that stuff IN MODERATION...maybe once a week or every couple of weeks. So long as you practice a healthy lifestyle the rest of the time, you will lose weight and be healthy...ONE soul food meal a week won't kill you or make ANY discernible difference in your cholesterol levels or blood pressure.

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#9 Jul 16, 2012
Desmond Sandiford wrote:
<quoted text>Geez, I say eating anything in moderation is not bad for you
sweet potatoes, sweet leaf. or so you say. this hiding behind the "eat all things in moderation" washout of a bland cliche is pretty dull and lackluster, not to mention pointless. for one thing prove it, and please lose the silly and forced generalizations, while you're at it. even worse is that you attempt to take the amazing leap in logic that soul food is good for you, given that if taken in moderation it must be good for you. wrong. this is some rather irresponsible and foolish speculation on your part, based upon washout cliches, dopey assertions and irrelevant rejoinders.

so the fact is that soul food is not good for you.

the fact that you admit that you don't seem to fathom the racist and classist overtones of this fluff piece of disinformation journalism is unthinkable and a moral obscenity.

say the word soul food and it conjures up images of cornbread, grits, okra and black eyed peas. if i was a racist i could also bring into it the hateful, racist watemelon stereotype.

this wikipedia article about soul food is laced with references to slavery, oppression and the slave trade. so yeah there is obviously racist overtones to this fluff piece.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soul_food

since your idea of soul food includes, as a main ingredient, the flesh of brutally tortured and sadistically murdered sentient beings on the menu, of course you're gonna play the consumerist apathy card and validate this sloppy disinformation piece.

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#10 Jul 17, 2012
mojo karma cookie wrote:
<quoted text> sweet potatoes, sweet leaf. or so you say. this hiding behind the "eat all things in moderation" washout of a bland cliche is pretty dull and lackluster, not to mention pointless. for one thing prove it, and please lose the silly and forced generalizations, while you're at it. even worse is that you attempt to take the amazing leap in logic that soul food is good for you, given that if taken in moderation it must be good for you. wrong. this is some rather irresponsible and foolish speculation on your part, based upon washout cliches, dopey assertions and irrelevant rejoinders.
so the fact is that soul food is not good for you.
the fact that you admit that you don't seem to fathom the racist and classist overtones of this fluff piece of disinformation journalism is unthinkable and a moral obscenity.
say the word soul food and it conjures up images of cornbread, grits, okra and black eyed peas. if i was a racist i could also bring into it the hateful, racist watemelon stereotype.
this wikipedia article about soul food is laced with references to slavery, oppression and the slave trade. so yeah there is obviously racist overtones to this fluff piece.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soul_food
since your idea of soul food includes, as a main ingredient, the flesh of brutally tortured and sadistically murdered sentient beings on the menu, of course you're gonna play the consumerist apathy card and validate this sloppy disinformation piece.
wait a minute...the article is racist and classist because it's about "soul food" and it evokes a history of racism and slavery? You could not be a black man sounding like some self-conscious, weak-a88, bourgeouis dork. Really? You take offense at the term "soul food"? SOUL FOOD IS A BLACK THING AND I LOVE BLACK CULTURE, FOOD AND PEOPLE!...If you don't like the food or the word, feel free to move to Finland where they've probably never heard of it and immerse yourself in Finnish culture... I hope you find happiness there.

The rest of us love SOUL FOOD because it's NUTRITIOUS! That's why it's not bad in moderation... It's DELICIOUS! It's called soul food because it's a reflection of our black HISTORY and CULTURE!..That's right, we took the crappy reality of slavery and made the most delicious food on earth out of that and that was what sustained us for hundreds of years. That's not something to be ashamed of.

Now, if you're an animal activist, that's one thing. I hope you're against hunting and fishing too...and that you're 100% vegan. If not, you're a hypocrite and need to stfu about brutal treatment of livestock.

And yeah, I eat fried chicken and watermelon. WTF is this, 1975 when blacks were ashamed to be seen eating watermelon because of what white people would think? There is NOTHING wrong with eating watermelon and fried chicken. Both those foods are NUTRITIOUS and DELICIOUS. But don't take my word for it... Just go to any KFC or Supermarket and tell the white folks buying up all the fried chicken and watermelon that they're reinforcing classism and racism...
Da Realist

Adelaide, Australia

#11 Jul 17, 2012
Desmond Sandiford wrote:
Nothing wrong with soul food, but you can't eat like that every day....one day a week is fine. Just like you shouldn't eat greasy chinese or mcdonalds everyday. But soul food IS the most tasty and delicious food in the world!
Oh yeah, what about eating the proverbial "sau-sage"?! I know you do it hommie. Once da shirt comez off da gloves comez off ya digg...
Chickin Lickin Goodnezz

Adelaide, Australia

#12 Jul 17, 2012
Desmond Sandiford wrote:
<quoted text>wait a minute...the article is racist and classist because it's about "soul food" and it evokes a history of racism and slavery? You could not be a black man sounding like some self-conscious, weak-a88, bourgeouis dork. Really? You take offense at the term "soul food"? SOUL FOOD IS A BLACK THING AND I LOVE BLACK CULTURE, FOOD AND PEOPLE!...If you don't like the food or the word, feel free to move to Finland where they've probably never heard of it and immerse yourself in Finnish culture... I hope you find happiness there.

The rest of us love SOUL FOOD because it's NUTRITIOUS! That's why it's not bad in moderation... It's DELICIOUS! It's called soul food because it's a reflection of our black HISTORY and CULTURE!..That's right, we took the crappy reality of slavery and made the most delicious food on earth out of that and that was what sustained us for hundreds of years. That's not something to be ashamed of.

Now, if you're an animal activist, that's one thing. I hope you're against hunting and fishing too...and that you're 100% vegan. If not, you're a hypocrite and need to stfu about brutal treatment of livestock.

And yeah, I eat fried chicken and watermelon. WTF is this, 1975 when blacks were ashamed to be seen eating watermelon because of what white people would think? There is NOTHING wrong with eating watermelon and fried chicken. Both those foods are NUTRITIOUS and DELICIOUS. But don't take my word for it... Just go to any KFC or Supermarket and tell the white folks buying up all the fried chicken and watermelon that they're reinforcing classism and racism...
With all due respect, Whites can't get into the KFC franchises anymore because they are usually packed full "to the brim" with Africans licking their lips & rubbing their hands together in eager anticipation of the feed that is to come.

Everybody knows KFC stores get 99% of their business from Africans. It really is common knowledge nowadays.

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#13 Jul 17, 2012
Desmond Sandiford wrote:
<quoted text>wait a minute...the article is racist and classist because it's about "soul food" and it evokes a history of racism and slavery?...SOUL FOOD IS A BLACK THING AND I LOVE BLACK CULTURE, FOOD AND PEOPLE!...
wait a minute nothing. you are obviously a racist and a moral coward. and you trying to tell me how veganism works, is quite childish and i must say ridikleous. you don't get the racism and classism involved here, either because you don't want to, or because you are an apathetic consumerist junkie/witless slob and quite possibly an unretrievable moral coward to boot.

that there is an undercurrent of racism and hatred in this country, is obvious even to me. yet you prefer to pretend that you just don't recognize it. you obviously didn't read the wikipedia link, or else you couldn't fathom it. i guess in your dark and foreboding world; it's all good on the plantation.

http://www.amazon.com/Dreaded-Comparison-Huma...

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#14 Jul 17, 2012
Desmond Sandiford wrote:
<quoted text>The rest of us love SOUL FOOD because it's NUTRITIOUS! That's why it's not bad in moderation... It's DELICIOUS!
still hiding behind that washout cliche "all things in moderation" i see. totally irrelevant, pointless and misleading commentary mr Desmond. just because you like to pretend that eating the flesh of brutally tortured and sadistically killed sentient animals in the form of soul food, is delicious (read : a subjective construct) does not mean it's healthy for you or nutritious. and i have misgivings about bringing up the watermelon stereotype, it is a racist and hateful stereotype, that probably wasn't a good idea. but for us white lower class and middleclass folks here, that is precisely the image that this movie and/or article conjures up.
Mojo Bill

Adelaide, Australia

#15 Jul 18, 2012
mojo karma cookie wrote:
<quoted text>still hiding behind that washout cliche "all things in moderation" i see. totally irrelevant, pointless and misleading commentary mr Desmond. just because you like to pretend that eating the flesh of brutally tortured and sadistically killed sentient animals in the form of soul food, is delicious (read : a subjective construct) does not mean it's healthy for you or nutritious. and i have misgivings about bringing up the watermelon stereotype, it is a racist and hateful stereotype, that probably wasn't a good idea. but for us white lower class and middleclass folks here, that is precisely the image that this movie and/or article conjures up.
He does like to eat meat, the sau-sage.. I could tell immediately when he took off his shirt & pulled out the penis.

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