28 Aug

Back by popular demand! Southern Soul Night is returning to the University Hall Dining Hall this Friday 28 August.

So what exactly is a “Southern Soul Night”? And why do our UniHallers love it so much?

The food served for dinner is an old family-style of cuisine in South America derived from the African-American culture. The term may have originated in the mid-1960s when “soul” was a common word used to describe African-American culture.

University Hall is known for its cultural diversity with residents from around the globe. The Hall regularly hosts themed nights in the Dining Hall for residents to reminisce on their traditions and to share these amongst the UniHall community.

Head Chef, Ben Jenkins, and University Hall Catering Operations Manager, Caroline Watson, are the creative minds behind this night after being inspired by their own travels and family background.

“When I was in America in Charlotte, North Carolina, I ordered fried chicken and I literally got a whole fried chicken, with a bucket of slaw and corn,” says Caroline.

Ben’s wife is from Brazil and they do a version of the Jambalaya, which is a Creole/Spanish influenced dish.

Their recipe ideas were then transformed into a delicious Southern Soul menu which has become the most popular dinner night at University Hall. Some of the favourite menu items are Jambalaya Chicken & Chorizo, Bean Cassoulet, Southern Fried Chicken and Slaw with Chipotle Dressing. The Peach Cobbler for dessert is always a winner!

UniHallers can tuck into some Southern Soul cuisine this Friday night.

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