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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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Home Town: Denver, Colorado, USA
Living In: Orlando, Florida, USA
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I am a culinary student right now and i have been cooking for 4 years now. I am 20 years old and recently moved to florida from Colorado. I have a great deal of passion for food and I like cooking food as much as i like eating food.

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Home Town: Oakland, California, USA
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Cooking Level: Intermediate
Home Town: Sunrise, Florida, USA
About me: Wife to a LEO. Mom to a scholar. Loving this time in my life.

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Bubba's Hot Tamale Pie

Reviewed on Dec. 19, 2014 by Love2Cook   view full review
If you like hot tamales, you'll like this dish.

Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding

Reviewed on Dec. 19, 2014 by Kimberly Thibodeaux McBride   view full review
I'm from Louisiana, so we eat a lot of bread pudding. I was looking for something different...

Baked Dijon Salmon

Reviewed on Dec. 19, 2014 by Jamus   view full review
I used Atlantic Sockeye Salmon,it came out so good,my wife wanted a 2nd piece.

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