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Southern Food Appreciation Thread

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

  1. Milhouse

    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?
     
  2. robertorex

    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.
     
  3. FLMountainMan

    FLMountainMan Senior member

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    I think the strongest facet of the South's regional identity IS the food. I love it.
     
  4. 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.
     
  5. HORNS

    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.
     
  6. 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
     
  7. tdangio

    tdangio Senior member

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    if you are ever in chapel hill

    ....
    http://www.mamadips.com/


    I grew up in the Triangle and went to school in Durham. Mama Dip's is awesome.
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. auto90403

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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?
     
  10. MrG

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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.
     
  11. greekonomist

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    There is certainly some awful food that is produced under the label "southern," but there is also some amazing stuff.
    cf. Cracker Barrel, above.
     
  12. HORNS

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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?


    GTFO of this thread. [​IMG]
     
  13. VKK3450

    VKK3450 Senior member

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    GTFO of this thread. [​IMG]

    +1. Twat

    Chicken Fried Steak
    Corn Bread
    Mashed Potatos & Gravy
    Biscuits and Sawmill Gravy
    Pecan Pie
    Sweet Tea with tons of cracked ice

    K
     
  14. Tardek

    Tardek Senior member

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    I was in the southern US for independence day two years ago, and was entertained by a good ol' black southern family who fed me mac and cheese, fried chicken, and other assorted goodies.

    It was fantastic. I love the south.
     
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    GTFO of this thread. [​IMG]

    Sorry, but when I joined SF, I promised to tell the truth.

    The truth about Southern cuisine is that it's nothing but deep-fried crap.

    And I'm saying that as someone whose family arrived in Virginia in the 1630s and has been in the South ever since.
     
  16. JayJay

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    Sorry, but when I joined SF, I promised to tell the truth.

    The truth about Southern cuisine is that it's nothing but deep-fried crap.

    And I'm saying that as someone whose family arrived in Virginia in the 1630s and has been in the South ever since.

    I love Southern cooking. YMMV.
     
  17. tdangio

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    Sorry, but when I joined SF, I promised to tell the truth.

    Hey, so did I. You're a bigot.
     
  18. cheessus

    cheessus Senior member

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    Hey, so did I. You're a bigot.

    Possibly a bigot, but he does claim to come from/reside in McLean, VA and Santa Monica, CA, the douche capital of the East and West Coast respectively.
     
  19. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    I love southern food. I stayed for for 3 months once in Atlanta, I must have put on 20 pounds.
     
  20. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    Sorry, but when I joined SF, I promised to tell the truth.

    The truth about Southern cuisine is that it's nothing but deep-fried crap.

    And I'm saying that as someone whose family arrived in Virginia in the 1630s and has been in the South ever since.


    Who did you promise this to?


    So tell us more about your ostracism.
     

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