I think that's really bad reporting on their part. First off, the stroke belt states fry EVERYTHING. Fish, Chicken, Steak...Fries, Breakfast foods, pretty much anything and everything. For the love of god one of their favorite "gravies" consists of bacon/sausage/ham "drippings" (fat) with a splash of water...no lie...it's called "Red Eye Gravy" and they pour it over biscuits. Now, they also eat fried fish. But saying it's the fish is a HUGE stretch....because the northeast ISN'T in the "stroke belt"...and fried clams, calamari, and fish are a HUGE deal in the northeast.
at 2:58 PM on Dec. 28, 2010