When you think of sickeningly sweet iced tea, what first comes to mind? The South.
When it comes to southern fare, I'll be the first to admit it isn't the healthiest thing on the planet, but I don't believe that the cuisine should catch all the heat. There are such things as moderation and exercise. I'll just leave it at that. Oh, but let me just add (and why not when I'm on a roll), Mr. Bourdain isn't condemning the television, is he? I thought not. I mean, why bite the hand that feeds you?! And last I checked, sitting around watching t.v. programs was just as much at fault in fattening up Americans as, say, any recipe whipped up in the likes of Paula Deen's kitchen.
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Firstly, I love the history of it all. How a food came to be what it is today is interesting to me. Being one of many G.R.I.T.S. (Girls Raised in the South), it only makes sense that my food interests center around the area I call home. I love visiting food museums and reading blogs dedicated to our food's history.
Secondly, I love the memories it evokes. Nothing says home quite like a southern meal...so comforting and tasty. Which brings me to my last reason- the flavors.
Folks, I'm not a drinker or a smoker or a partaker of any drug prescribed or otherwise so count food as my weakness. I figure, if I'm gonna be bad, the food better be good! (And you can quote that, y'all)
I plan on creating several posts over the near future to discuss my love affair with southern cuisine. Do you have a love of southern fare? If so, please share.
The Kitchen Witch