I don't know and won't know until I try this product, which is set to debut in late 2016 with initial offerings of oxtails, collard greens, and corn pudding. However, after speaking with Mouth Meets South creator, Tanya Howard, I have significantly warmed (hah!) to the idea that quality soul food can be found in the frozen food aisle of the grocery store. An entrepreneur, intrepid businesswoman, and university professor, Howard is well-versed in the culinary and social history origins of soul food and is passionate about doing the tradition of this fare justice by offering something that is accessible to the masses yet tastes homemade. Mouth Meets South is the product of the intersection between her own busy lifestyle that often mandated prepared foods on weeknights and her eating experiences growing up in an African-American and Barbadian household.
As Howard passionately described her soon-to-be-released line of entrees, the growling of my stomach droned out any lingering cries of doubt from my brain. I can't wait to sample Mouth Meets South and give y'all the lowdown.