What does fast food mean, exactly? When people think of it, they think of the normal chains like Burger King and Wendy's, but then you have to factor in all of those fast-casual places like Panera Bread and Chipotle. None of them are the same, but they all serve a purpose and are beloved by millions of people. Nostalgia is having a half day at school and your parent taking you to a fast food place for lunch on the way home. Or it could mean a last-minute dinner when one kid has soccer, the other has ballet and one is sick. Whatever it means to you, fast food is good food.
Now let's switch gears to soul food. Dare we ask, can fast food be soul food to some people? Sure! There are no rules here. But normally, soul food is something that is cooked for a long time to develop flavor, contains secret ingredients and uses a family recipe. It takes heart, it takes time and the payoff is on the plate and in your mouth. People often say that their secret ingredient is love, and that's because it takes heart and passion to create dishes that need so much attention. So is your brain more fast food or soul food? Take this quiz to find out!
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