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What would you consider as Southern food?

I am taking a class in foodways and am very interested in what people term Southern food.

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Asked by MaryWolfe at 7:28 PM on Oct. 2, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • I think fried foods (chicken, okra) homemade biscuits,yummy pies and food made from scratch with homegrown veggies...yum!

    Answer by LuvMyMedic3ID at 7:33 PM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • I agree with LuvMyMedic, fried green tomatoes, grits, sweet tea( I hear they only have unsweetened up North)

    Answer by luvmy4kidsinAL at 7:35 PM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • You could probably google it for a complete list...

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 7:35 PM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • lol, we make sweet tea up here, too!

    Answer by lovinangels at 7:39 PM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • I could google it, true, but there are so many variations of regional food. I am currently eating chicken n dumplins...home made of course :D

    Comment by MaryWolfe (original poster) at 7:41 PM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • I am in Louisiana and here anything fried is considered southern..(pork chop,chicken,etc.) Gumbo, mashed potatoes and gravy, biscuits and gravy, mustard greens...on and on!

    Answer by cancerfighter at 7:46 PM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • Anything deep-fried and smothered in lard. lol.

    Fried chicken, sweet iced tea, collard greens, grits, biscuits and gravy, cornbread and anything made from scratch!

    Answer by poptart0325 at 7:47 PM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • Fried green tomatoes, fried chicken, most anything fried, cornbread, buttermilk biscuits, black-eyed peas with ham or bacon, green beans with ham or bacon, sweet tea, cream gravy with any fried meat, and others too numerous to mention. It varies by region too.

    Answer by mikesmom65270 at 7:47 PM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • Also collard greens and other greens, cooked with bacon or smoked jowl. Most of this is common in Missouri where I live. Missouri isn't always considered southern but most of the settlers in this area of Missouri (Little Dixie) came from Kentucky, virginia and Tennesee, so it's a lot further than it looks on the map.

    Answer by mikesmom65270 at 7:50 PM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • Fried chicken
    corn bread with crackins
    Collard greens
    fried catfish
    seafood gumbo
    okra with tomato sauce

    Answer by Fallaya at 7:59 PM on Oct. 2, 2010

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