When it comes to understanding Southern food, you need to appreciate the vegetable plate. While mac and cheese usually anchors the dish, it pairs in the South with special regional offerings, such as crisp fried okra, black-eyed peas, and cornbread. Yes, seconds are always allowed.
40 Things Every Southerner Ought To Do!
We've learned a few things over the years. Our editors have assembled the ultimate list of must-do activities from across the region. How many have you done?