Published on October 18th, 2014 | by Jesse Yancy0
12 Dishes Every Southerner Should Know How to Cook
If you ever find yourself inclined to take on a project that is sure to stir up a lot of fuss, ask a group of people about food. I submitted a preliminary list of twelve kitchen essentials for a Southerner to my friends, among them many talented cooks, and it was like throwing a June bug down into a flock of ducks. The pot roast was devastated by a barrage of detractors who claimed that it’s just got Yankee written all over it, the red velvet cake was gunned down as a Waldorf recipe and the pecan pie was mined by a sweet potato. So I substituted a pound cake and sweet potato pie for the red velvet and pecan, stewed greens, which almost lost out to butter beans, for the roast, and achieved some degree of consensus. This list deserves a Purple Heart, at the very least.
Pimento and cheese
Chicken and dumplings
Sweet potato pie
This article was originally printed in The Local Voice #213 (published September 25, 2014).
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