Gut Rumbles
 

April 12, 2008

Clarification

Originally published August 9, 2003

In response to some of the comments I received on my post about Southern Food, I need to make a few comments myself.

#1 Chicken Fried Steak is good, but it's more Texican than Southern.

#2 I should be dragged off and shot for leaving butter beans off my list.

#3 Fried fatback with biscuits and gravy isn't bad, either.

#4 Boiled peanuts are a Jawja staple. I thought everybody knew that.

#5 How could I forget Kryspy Kreme doughnuts?

#6 Anybody who calls "instant grits" GRITS should be dragged off and shot TWICE. I am a purist when it comes to grits.

#7 A Low Country Boil WITHOUT SHRIMP ain't a Low Country Boil. Goddam. That's blasphemy.

#8 There's not a whole lot of difference between "soul food" and genuine Southern Cooking.

#9 Corn bread is baked in the oven in a cast iron skillet. Period.

#10 People down South actually argue about which way fried okra cooks best. Do you slice it longways or sideways? I slice it longways. And I can eat it until my pants slide off.

I could go on, but I am finished now.

Update: I should have thought of this.

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