It is not just fried chicken (although the South does that well too)
Anyone who grew up in the South can attest to the unmatched comfort of the region’s traditional cooking. And whilst that down-house warmth is something shared across the Southern states, Southern cuisine is anything at all but monolithic. You have got your fried chicken—let’s give that to Nashville or North Carolina—, your saucy Carolina ‘cue, and who could fail to remember about the Tex-Mex of the Lone Star State. From sweet potato casserole topped with toasted marshmallows to the absolute flakiest buttermilk biscuits, our greatest southern and soul food recipes will have you whipping up dishes in no time that remind you of your mama’s home cooking.