Southern Food Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by edinatlanta, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    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.
     


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    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.
     


  4. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Senior member

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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.
     


  5. pscolari

    pscolari Senior member

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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.
     


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    Milhouse Senior member

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    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?
     


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    robertorex Senior member

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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.
     


  8. FLMountainMan

    FLMountainMan White Hispanic

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    I think the strongest facet of the South's regional identity IS the food. I love it.
     


  9. Milhouse

    Milhouse Senior member

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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.
     


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    HORNS Senior member

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    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.
     


  11. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Senior member

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    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
     


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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.
     


  13. Nil

    Nil Senior member

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    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.
     


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    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?
     


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    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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