The Seven Essential Southern Dishes | The Bitter Southerner

The Seven Essential Southern Dishes The Bitter Southerner never shies away from grand pronouncements, but when we make one, we try hard to make sure it's based on substance. As the holidays - that special time of year when calories don't count - approached, we wanted to challenge a great (and when we say great, we mean great) Southern food writer to do the impossible: Define the most essential Southern dishes, the ones that speak most clearly about who we are. Today, North Carolina writer Sheri Castle - the only person alive who can legitimately claim to have read every recipe ever published in Southern Living magazine - takes the big leap.

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