Welcome to The Soul Food Pot®

Making life easier + more soulful, one recipe at a time!

Shaunda Necole is the go-to recipe creator for modern soul food cuisine. She is the founder of The Soul Food Pot, the #1 Southern soul food site on Google, author of six culinary guides, and the host of The Soul Food Pod, Apple’s first show dedicated to the history and culture around iconic African American dishes. She believes in making life easier and more soulful, one recipe at a time!

Southern Soul Food Black Food Blogger Shaunda Necole

Meet Shaunda

A Las Vegas-based podcasterauthor, and Southern soul food blogger.

“I’m proud to share my family’s African-American soul food recipes representing our beautiful people and a legacy of what we eat.”
– Shaunda Necole

I take iconic African American recipes and reimagine them via modern kitchen appliances, often shortening the time to prepare beloved traditional dishes.

 ShaundA Necole & The Soul Food Pot in the press

Taste of Home
Shaunda Necole featured on Fast Company
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Table & Thyme featuring Shaunda Necole & The Soul Food Pot
Food Blogger Pro podcast episode featuring Shaunda Necole

What makes me an expert on authentic soul food?

Inspired by my upbringing in coastal Virginia, I’ve shared over 250 recipes across my food blog, five cookbooks, and two seasoning guides. I’ve also codified Black Folks Sweet Potato Pie™ my adapted family recipe that went viral in 2021. 

My heritage dates back to my great-grandmother Florence, a highly esteemed North Carolinian one-woman catering queen. In honor of my Grandma Florence’s legacy, I run the world’s number-one soul food website today!

My podcast, The Soul Food Pod, is the first-ever podcast dedicated to the history and culture around soul food dishes. My expertise on the origins of red velvet cake is even shared on the dessert’s Wikipedia page!

In 2024, I launched Soul Food On The Strip in Las Vegas, the city’s first and only tour focused on the influence of soul food in the vibrant restaurant scene.

Southern Soul Food Black Food Blogger Shaunda Necole
Southern Soul Food Black Food Blogger Shaunda Necole

Shaunda Necole & The Soul Food Pot

Join me as I share my family’s classic soul food recipesBlack folks’ food, and African-Caribbean cuisine

I’m a born and raised Southern girl living my best life in the fabulous “Entertainment and Food Capital of the World” – viva Las Vegas!

It’s my pleasure to invite you into my kitchen through The Soul Food Pot – one-pot soul food recipes straight to the plate.

What drives my commitment?

Making life easier and more soulful, one recipe at a time!

Soul Food Recipes + Instant Pot = MAGIC!

It may seem like I’m kinda obsessed, but I do 97% of my cooking in my Instant Pots!

I wish everyone knew how easy Instant Pot cooking is for busy households – one-pot… straight to plate! 

If you’re serious about saving time, money, and feeding your family with high-quality meals that don’t require stewing over a hot pot all day…

Instant Pot Southern Soul Food By Shaunda Necole & The Soul Food Pot

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Easy-to-make soul food recipes

“Cooking with love provides food for the soul.”

If you love soul food recipes, I’d love to stay connected and serve you more food for the soul!

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