6 Things Only Southerners Understand About Food

Getting schooled in food, Southern style
The Daily Meal
A sandwich without Pimento Cheese? That's nonsense.

There are some food beliefs that only Southerners understand.

Fried Chicken

Fried chicken to the South is like clam chowder to New England, except fried chicken is much more delicious than clam chowder.

Collard Greens

A meal without collard greens is no meal at all. It’s a staple of the South, and don’t you forget it.

Sweet Tea

Tea isn’t tea unless it is sweet tea, and you can bet your bottom dollar that sweet tea will be had with every meal.

Black-Eyed Peas

You could never and should never ring in the New Year without having some black-eyed peas. These good luck charms are the only way to make it the best year possible.

Bourbon

Well, whiskey in general. Anything in life that needs fixing in life can always be fixed with a little bit of bourbon.\

Pimento Cheese

Wait; you don’t put pimento cheese on your sandwich? Pimento cheese is seriously the best thing to happen to sandwiches since, well, sandwiches were invented. 

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