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post #16 of 161
I consider Southern Food and barbecue to be two separate species. They are the real culinary achievements of the US. If you count them as one, then Southern food is the best. As two, they are equals.
post #17 of 161
if you are ever in chapel hill

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http://www.mamadips.com/
post #18 of 161
Shrimp and grits are pretty good. I didn't like plain grits when I tried them.

I'm not a huge fan of barbecue, but I ate a fair amount of pulled pork barbecue sandwiches in college.

Chicken fried whatever confuses and scares the hell out of me.

I hate sweet tea and have many scarring stories to tell.
post #19 of 161
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which one was it?

my favorite in the city is probably agnes and muriel's, though i'm kind of an atlanta neophyte.

The Colonnade. I guess in hindsight I ought to have said which establishment I was referring to.
post #20 of 161
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if you are ever in chapel hill

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http://www.mamadips.com/

I'd imagine you're a fan of Sunrise too.
post #21 of 161
I really don't know much about Southern Food. I had a coworker that always talked about greens, and I know a girl (incidentally, she talks really funny when she is drunk) that talked about fried chicken, but that is about all.

I've had grits a few times when driving through southern states. I wasn't very impressed, pretty bland IMO.

How about some kind of guide to Southern Food and what to look for and how to make some basic things?
post #22 of 161
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How about some kind of guide to Southern Food and what to look for and how to make some basic things?

If it's battered and fried eat it.
post #23 of 161
I think the strongest facet of the South's regional identity IS the food. I love it.
post #24 of 161
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If it's battered and fried eat it.

I can get battered and fried things here, and they aren't "Southern US" style (much further south actually).

Hell, I had tempura the other day, that is battered and fried, and it isn't Southern US style.
post #25 of 161
Cornmeal crusted catfish (whole) with pickled green tomatoes. Purple hull peas with a side of white rice and cucumber relish. Edit: Also stone-ground cornbread with room temperature butter that has been mixed with honey 'til it's silken. Buttermilk pie Peach or blackberry cobbler. Pecan pie Mayhaw jelly with biscuits right out of the oven.
post #26 of 161
the South is really something. I love the South.

Food is phenomenal
Women folks are hot and pure eye candy
Land is plentiful and beautiful
post #27 of 161
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if you are ever in chapel hill

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http://www.mamadips.com/

I grew up in the Triangle and went to school in Durham. Mama Dip's is awesome.
post #28 of 161
Besides soul food, I've had zero experience with southern food. Well, I suppose I ate at Cracker Barrel once but I imagine that does not count. At least I hope it doesn't.
post #29 of 161
Southern cooking sucks. It is impossible to get a decent hot meal in the South. Since when do poor white trash and blacks produce good food?

If there's any reason to live in the North and/or the Pacific coast, it's because you can eat well.

Take Washington, DC. Were it not for Asians and Hispanics and a few other ethnic groups, it would be a culinary wasteland. It used to be you had to go north -- Baltimore -- for decent food. Go south -- Richmond -- and everything's fried.

This thread is mind-boggling. There are normal people who like Southern cooking? Who knew?
post #30 of 161
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Originally Posted by auto90403 View Post
Southern cooking sucks. It is impossible to get a decent hot meal in the South. Since when do poor white trash and blacks produce good food?

If there's any reason to live in the North and/or the Pacific coast, it's because you can eat well.

Take Washington, DC. Were it not for Asians and Hispanics and a few other ethnic groups, it would be a culinary wasteland. It used to be you had to go north -- Baltimore -- for decent food. Go south -- Richmond -- and everything's fried.

This thread is mind-boggling. There are normal people who like Southern cooking? Who knew?

That is truly remarkable, you managed to stereotype almost half a dozen ethnicities in a single post.

For the record I'm normal and white, but I'm not poor or trash. Southern food is probably my favorite regional cuisine; if not my favorite cuisine overall. There is certainly some awful food that is produced under the label "southern," but there is also some amazing stuff.
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