Thanks, wanderingjew ... exactly ... The point I made above was that Peanut Soup was a Virginia dish and claimed as an ethnic dish by African/West African Americans. It is not a common Southern dish served in most Southern restaurants as stated above.
Virigina, is a Southern state.
The Capital of the South was Richmond. And Richmond is in...wait for it....wait for it...............VIRGINIA!
Are Yankees moving into Northern VA? Yes.
Are Yankees moving into North Carolina? Yes
Atlanta, GA? Yes.
The southern population explosion, in VA, NC, TN, GA, SC, KY is due to Northerners moving south. Call it the Northern expansion, it you will.
The only reason I said Maryland was on the border, is because historically, it was a slave trade state, but fought to keep the Union. A sort of hybrid thing, there. But, culturally, is mostly southern. Although Baltimore had a swing of South v. North - when you look at the Railroads which led to great espansion to the Mid-West (Ohio) with Balto serving as the shipping port. But Annapolis? Southern.
Anything south of the Mason-Dixon line, is Southern to me.