So, I haven’t been in the South for very long but I have learned two things, so far, about Southern food: 1) It is delicious, and 2) it is the extreme opposite of “health food”. I wonder if point 2 has anything to do with point 1. I’m betting so.
Last night I went out with some girlfriends for a movie (The Expendables) and dinner. It was my first time trying fried pickles (on the left) and hushpuppies (on the right). Hushpuppies are basically fried cornbread balls. Now, cornbread is a new discovery for me and I am loving it, so I was definitely willing to try it fried. I’m usually not big into fried foods to be honest and it seems that in the South everything is “fry-able”. In some cases, I think they may be onto something!
So far, the Southern cuisine that has most caught my fancy is sweet cornbread and biscuits. Mmmm… biscuits. Not the style of biscuits I am used to of course, but delicious and tasty in their own way. It looks like I’m going to have to start hitting the gym a lot more if I plan on staying here.