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Part of the Black experience is definitely the ‘Soul Food’ and who don’t love good food?  Here’s some famous folks and their favorite dishes.

The Black Experience: Famous Folks’ Favorite Soul Food Dish was originally published on blackamericaweb.com

1. Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson still enjoys soul food, however, she goes for the lower calorie version: turkey wings, baked sweet potato fries and greens. I am thinking Jennifer does not cook her greens with ham hocks or salt pork. (Photo: AP)

2. President Obama

President Obama

Collard greens and sweet potatoes were planted in the First Lady’s White House garden. Mr. President loves him some sweet potato pie. (Photo: AP)

3. Barack and Michelle Obama

Barack and Michelle Obama

In 2009, the White House hosted the first soul food brunch in American history. Grits, Fried Chicken, Barbecue Ribs, Collard Greens, Black Eyed Peas, Macaroni and Cheese, Potato Salad, Candied Yams, Peach Cobbler to name a few were served up. Yummy! A lot more folks know about soul food now! (Photo: AP)

4. Beyonce


If you ask Beyonce what is her favorite food . . . she says ‘Soul Food’ and if you ask for her most favorite soul food dish, she says fried catfish. (Photo: AP)

5. Kanye West

Kanye West

Soon after Kim and Kanye hooked up, Kim tweeted ‘cooking some soul food for my baby! along with a photo of the plate filled with mac & cheese, fried chicken, green beans and cornbread! Who knew she could cook! (Photo: AP)

6. Patti LaBelle

Patti LaBelle

I don’t know if mac & cheese is Patti LaBelle’s favorite soul food dish, however, I read that her home-made macaroni and cheese is soooo delicious, it made Oprah cry. WOW! (Photo: AP)

7. Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez loooooves fried chicken and said in an interview once that she actually likes to cook it when she’s home. (Photo: AP)

8. Meagan Good

Meagan Good

Meagan Good confesses her most favorite soul food dish is Mac & Cheese. (Photo: AP)

9. Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige says her favorite soul food dish is Mac & Cheese too. (Photo: PR Photos)

10. Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland doesn’t just have just ONE favorite soul food dish! Don’t get her started, she loves mac & cheese, rice, gravy, yams and oxtails to mention a few. (Photo: PR Photos)

11. LeBron James

LeBron James

LeBron James loves fried okra and chicken & waffles. (Photo: AP)

12. Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer said she cannot wait until the red carpet events are over so she can get her buddy Jessica Chastain to cook her up some good ol’ vegan soul food! Really? (Photo: AP)

13. Chris Brown

Chris Brown

Chris Brown cooked up a huge meal for Karrueche Tran and himself back when they were in love. She tweeted a photo of him cooking and then a pix of the finished product: fried chicken, green beans, mac & cheese, corn on the cob and cornbread. (Photo: AP)

14. Will Smith

Will Smith

Will Smith says his favorite soul food dish is also mac & cheese. (Photo: AP)

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