RE: The Ultimate Southern Dish
I am not certain how you can differentiate how you can say any particular food can be the best example of southern food. I am from Knoxville Tenneseee and I have lived here my entire life. I was raised on fried okra, fried chicken, grits, green beans, fresh corn, canned corn, canned pork, country ham, cornbread, bisquits and many other dishes that were necessary for country living.
I can name many others that are equally good and I have difficulty trying to decide which is prefer.
We had fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, leaf lettuce, radishes, onions and I could go on forever.
The south is the south and the food is ubiquitous. We ate what we had and if we did not have it, we did not eat it.
I really enjoyed being brought up with this type of food.
Paul E. Smith