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soul food • slave days • hearty
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  1. There are many items on the menu that make my mouth water.
  2. She knows how to cook real .
  3. Life must have been very difficult for them during the .
  4. Thank you very much for that meal.
  5. I'm not really into artificially foods.
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1137 Soul Food

Dusty talks about soul food which is traditional African-American cuisine.

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soul food

Soul food comes from the south..

Soul food is popular among African Americans in the southern US. Notice the following:

  1. The term soul food bacame popular in the mid-1960s.
  2. Are there any soul food restaurants in your city?

slave days

Back in the slave days..

The slave days in the US lasted from 1619-1865, when Africans were enslaved as a source of free labor. Notice the following:

  1. The slave days are sad part of American history.
  2. The slave days ended soon after the Civil War.


It's good, hearty eating.

A hearty meal is large and filling. Notice the following:

  1. I come from a family of hearty eaters.
  2. Wow, That was a hearty dinner!


It wasn't very appetizing.

Food that is appetizing is delicious. Notice the following:

  1. Healthy food's just not appetizing for me.
  2. The steak sounds appetizing. I think I'll order it.

flavored and spicier

I like things a bit more flavored and spicier.

Food that is flavored and spicy has a strong taste. Notice the following:

  1. Thai food is very flavored and spicy.
  2. Asian food is a a lot more flavored and spicier than western food.