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Help with Southern/North Carolina cooking article

leah Jun 15, 2005 05:05 PM

I've been asked to write an article on regional foods...I've come up w/ Shrimp & Grits, BBq, pickled watermelon rind, boiled peanuts, ramps, muscadine & scuppernongs....anyone have any other NC/SC favorite foods they'd be willing to mention?

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    Jim Washburn RE: leah Jun 15, 2005 05:46 PM

    She-crab soup and chicken bog.


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      Karen RE: leah Jun 15, 2005 06:19 PM

      MEAT AND 3

      not really a dish but its everywhere

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        Gary Rolin RE: leah Jun 15, 2005 06:25 PM

        Fried pickles and Cheerwine

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          Val RE: Gary Rolin Jun 15, 2005 06:27 PM

          Frogmore Stew or Low Country Boil comes to mind.

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          Jibe RE: leah Jun 15, 2005 07:11 PM

          Livermush - Yuuucccchhh!!!!, but many like it

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            Sarah W-R RE: leah Jun 15, 2005 08:19 PM

            I was born and raised in Raleigh.

            Brunswick stew is very North Carolina. One recipe in my mother's collection begins with "1 squirrel, cleaned."

            Biscuits and cornbread are, of course, quintessentially Southern, as is super-sweet iced tea, but I don't know if there are specific NC versions.

            I grew up eating tomato sandwiches--just fresh summer tomatoes & salt on white bread with a little Duke's mayonnaise (the preferred brand in NC--Hellman's isn't even close). That kind of combo of what would seem to an urbanite like "gourmet" or "artisanal" ingredients (homegrown tomatoes) with white-trash pantry staples (white bread and store-bought mayonnaise) strikes me as very Southern.

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              Candy RE: leah Jun 15, 2005 09:58 PM


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                FatBob RE: leah Jun 16, 2005 07:39 AM

                Red Drum stew.

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                  danna RE: leah Jun 16, 2005 02:30 PM

                  Country ham (hate it)& red eye gravy
                  Sweet potato casserole (my Mom WILL NOT have guests over without making it)
                  Fried okra
                  Cold-oven pound cake
                  Pecan pie
                  Fig preserves

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                    danna RE: danna Jun 16, 2005 02:31 PM

                    ooh...peach cobbler

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                    K RE: leah Jun 16, 2005 04:10 PM

                    Pulled pork and sweet potato pie!

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                      Claree RE: leah Jun 17, 2005 09:12 AM

                      Fried Squash and onions

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                        1 wiener hound RE: leah Jun 17, 2005 05:05 PM

                        Banana Puddin
                        Brown Sugar Pie
                        Coke and Salted Peanuts
                        C. Ham Biscuits
                        Potato Salad

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