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Southern cuisine means big, big flavor. Many culinary classics of the American South are known to all: fried chicken, barbecue, biscuits, and sweet potato pie. Some regional favorites are a little more obscure, like smoked country ham and redeye gravy, crayfish etouffee, and Brunswick stew. And then there are local loves that rarely get any play beyond the places where they were born, like Country Captain, Hoppin’ John, and the Louisville Hot Brown. The South’s heat and humidity lead Southerners to excel in the art of canning and preserving. Pickled fruits and vegetables, relishes, and chutneys are indispensable; even barbecue sauce comes down by way of a long line of homemade vinegars. The weather, coupled with a love of hospitality and for gatherings centered around eating, leads to many outdoor food events. The church picnic, oyster roast, the afternoon barbecue, they all bring folks together to socialize over a common and comfortable cuisine.

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Cooking Level: Beginning

Living In: Kershaw, South Carolina, USA
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I'm a single female living alone in a country environment and generally cook southern cuisine.

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Home Town: Lyndhurst, New Jersey, USA
About me: Let me introduce myself... I am a healthy vegan, but I was not always this way. I began my vegan journey back in 2007, when my 44 year old brother had heart bypass surgery. This e…
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David Leeder 

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Home Town: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Living In: Kingwood, Texas, USA
About me: I live by myself now, I've been divorced for 25 years, kids are grown and raising their own babies now. I still don't know to cook for one.
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Home Town: Cleveland, Mississippi, USA
Living In: Guntersville, Alabama, USA

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Bill's Sausage Gravy

Reviewed on Feb. 27, 2015 by Becky Ambrose Rokitowski   view full review
I don't like sausage gravy but I made this for my husband. I made it with mild Italian sausage...

Amish Meatloaf

Reviewed on Feb. 27, 2015 by CrawfordMomof2   view full review
this was OK. It took me a lot longer to cook than the recipe stated, and it was VERY SWEET. I...

Hawaiian Chicken II

Reviewed on Feb. 27, 2015 by chris   view full review
Fantastic and really easy to make. Added pineapple chunks the last 15 minutes. Will...

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