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Southern food is a mixture of Native American, Creole, and European influences. Staples of this comfort food include corn (in all its forms), honey, chicken, pork, and seafood, all easily found at any neighborhood grocery store.

Cooking How-tos

Southern and comfort food is often rich and heavy, be sure to include lots of greens and vegetables with these dishes.

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Gumbo recipe. Ready In: 2 hr 40 min Makes 6-8 servings servings 336 per serving Ingredients: shrimp, margarine, non-fat, onion, celery, water, scallions, spring or green onions, tomatoes, okra, vegetable oil, flour, all-purpose, sweet bell pepper, garlic, worcestershire sauce