Can We Guess Your Age Based on Your Taste in Soul Food?

Ian Fortey

When you feel the need to really get filled up, maybe you need some ham hocks and beans. Are you a fan?

When it comes to fried chicken, what's your favorite piece?

You can't really eat chicken without a side dish, can you? Which is the best side for a plate of fried chicken?

If someone's frying up some fish, what kind of fish do you want to be having?

If you're looking for something to stick to your ribs at dinner, what are you having?

Are you a fan of chitlins or no?

What kind of soul food dessert is going to taste the best?

Soul food can do wonderful things with potatoes. What potato dish is best?

Soul food gets called unhealthy a lot, but there are veggies! What kind do you think is best?

There's a lot of pork in soul food. What's your favorite way to enjoy it?

Is there a way of cooking pork that you're maybe not such a huge fan of?

You can't go wrong with cobbler for dessert. What's the best kind of cobbler to try?

Cornbread isn't just cornbread. What's the best kind of cornbread out there?

What's the best way to treat some oxtail?

What spice do you need to have in your kitchen to make soul food above all others?

There are as many ways to make mac and cheese as there are people who want to eat it. What's the secret to delicious mac and cheese?

"Greens" is a pretty generic term to describe a dish, especially since you can have several kinds. What greens make the best greens?

If you hot up a soul food restaurant for dinner, which of these entrées would you be tempted to order?

You have a lot of beans to choose from in soul food, what kind do you like best?

Pork and chicken are soul food superstars, but beef has its place, too. What beef dish interests you?

You know soul food knows cake. What cake sounds best?

If you're in the mood for chicken but maybe not fried chicken, what would you order?

You know you can start your day with soul food, too. Which soul food breakfast would you pick?

Soul food can definitely warm you up with some soup. What kind sounds best?

If fried food didn't taste so good, it wouldn't be on every menu everywhere. What's the ultimate fried soul food?

What's the best way to treat a sweet potato?

Rice is a staple side dish for soul food; what's the best way to prepare it?

Soul food salads are not always the lightest things in the world, but they're good. What's the best kind?

Soul food and corn go way back. What's the best way to have your corn?

You can't forget your beverage! What's your soul food drink of choice?

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About This Quiz

For a lot of people, soul food is synonymous with either food from the Deep South or simply African American cuisine. And there are definite areas of overlap there. South food was born in the south of the African American community. It's a mix of styles featuring African, European, American and more, and at the end of the day, it should be food that fills you up and makes you feel good that you ate it. A lot of people will tell you soul food needs to be made with love, and that can't be a bad way to cook.

Now if you have any passion for soul food at all, we can use that to learn a bit about you. Tell us what kind of soul food really gets your mouth watering, if you have a hunger for greens and cornbread, or sweet potato pie and black-eyed peas. Maybe you're less of a risk taker and just want to stick to some fried chicken and macaroni and cheese.  Whatever kind of soul food you like, take the quiz and tell us about it.  We'll dig through your answers, maybe grab a plate for ourselves while we're at it, and then make out best guess about how old you are based on your soul food favorites. Impossible? Nah, just takes some soul. Take the quiz and see!

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