What Does Your Taste in Soul Food Say About Your Personality?

By: Kennita Leon

What Does Your Taste in Soul Food Say About Your Personality?
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About This Quiz

Soul food is a kind of cuisine that developed in the southern United States in mostly black communities. The foods in this cuisine have deep roots in African culture, brought to the United States by enslaved populations centuries ago. In the 1960s, the term "soul food" was coined and has since stuck. 

This kind of food involves lots of seasoning, tons of flavor and may not be the healthiest choice. The richness of the cuisine is part of the reason so many people find it delicious, although there are a few dishes here and there that haven't yet become mainstream favorites (we're looking at you, chitterlings.)  

We want you to tell us exactly how you feel about dishes like chicken fried steak, ham hocks, collard greens, cornbread and cobbler. Rate them for us, so that we can tell you a bit about your personality. 

By the time you're done telling us about how much you love apple pie and grits, we'll have enough information to tell you whether you're a perfectionist, a sweetheart or something else. Are you ready to find out what your soul food tastes say about you?

How often do you eat soul food?
All the time
Often
Sometimes
Rarely

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What do you like most about it?
Everything
The texture
The smell
The flavor

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What's your favorite soul food dish?
Peach cobbler
Cornbread
Greens
Fried chicken

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What's the one complaint you'd have, if any, about this kind of food?
I have no complaints.
It takes too long to prepare.
It's a bit fattening.
It's unhealthy.

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How would you rank this kind of cuisine?
It's the best.
It's high up there.
It's fine.
It's not really my favorite.

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How awesome is chicken-fried steak?
There are no words.
It's pretty great.
It's just alright.
It's really not that good.

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Besides the potato, of course, what's the best thing in a potato salad?
Onions
Chives
Black pepper
Mayo

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What's the best meat to add to grits?
Pork
Beef
Shrimp
I don't like my grits with meat.

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How many years have you been eating mac & cheese?
Too long to count
From the time I was a child
About half of my life
I just started a few years ago.

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What makes corn on the cob even better?
Adding all the toppings
Pepper
Butter
Salt

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How do you like your oxtail cooked?
Stewed
Fried
Barbecued
I don't like oxtail.

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What part of the animal do chitterlings come from?
Intestines
Legs
Mouth
How should I know?

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On a scale of one to four, where one is the least and four is the most, how delicious are hoecakes?
Four
Three
Two
One

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How creamy should mashed potatoes really be?
Creamy enough to melt in my mouth
Pretty creamy
Somewhat creamy
Not too creamy

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Would pecan pie be your first choice in desserts?
Oh, yes.
It's in the top few.
Not even close
Most definitely not

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Are black-eyed peas your favorite legume?
They are.
I prefer red beans.
I like split peas best.
Lentils are my favorite.

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Do you genuinely enjoy collard greens?
Yes!
As long as they're spicy with bits of pork, then yes!
They're fine sometimes.
I don't like them at all.

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How many times have you eaten jambalaya?
Too many times to count
A few times
Once
Never

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Have you ever eaten hushpuppies?
Many, many times
Enough to be a critic
A few times
I think I did once...

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Which fast food chain makes the best fried chicken?
Church's Chicken
KFC
Popeye's
Chick-fil-A

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What's your opinion on hog jowls?
They're great, although the name sucks.
They're pretty good, actually.
I've never had them.
They sound disgusting.

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How appetizing does fatback sound?
I wouldn't eat it based on its name, that's for sure.
Not too appetizing
Somewhat appetizing
Pretty darn appetizing

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How many pieces of cornbread can you eat in one sitting?
At least three
Two
One
Depends on how big the piece is

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What's the best ingredient in gumbo?
Sausage
Peppers
Rice
Bacon

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How often do you drink sweet tea?
Almost every day
A few times a week
Every two weeks or so
Once every few months

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How fluffy do you like your biscuits?
Not too fluffy
Somewhat fluffy
Very fluffy
Extremely fluffy

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Can you rate pound cake for us, from amazing to dreadful?
Amazing
Good
Meh
Dreadful

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Are you a fan of pork ribs?
OMG, I love them so much.
Yes
Once in awhile
No

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How do you feel about red drink?
It's necessary to my health.
I'm definitely a fan.
It's not my favorite thing.
What is it, exactly?

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What's your opinion of fried fish?
It's the best.
I want some right now.
It's good on Fridays.
I'm not into it.

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