What is the most popular food in your southern state? In my opinion that’s a highly debatable question but the folks at Garden & Gun has complied a list of favorite foods from each state originally compiled by Thrillist. Here you go.
The South has given the world many culinary gifts, including pimento cheese, Frogmore stew, and Moon Pies. So, when we saw Thrillist’s state-by-state list of America’s most important food innovations, we had to see what they picked for the South.
(Photographs by Peter Frank Edwards (2); Johnny Autry (center)
Below, are the Southern foods Thrillist’s editors claim caused the most movin’-and-shakin’ through the country’s collective palette. On the list are some classics: hot chicken, boiled peanuts, and even the Waffle House. But of course, there are a few omissions (hello, Duke’s mayonnaise!). So now we want you to weigh in: What’s your state’s best food innovation?
Their choice: White BBQ Sauce
(Photograph by Caroline Allison)
Their choice: TCBY
Their choice: Half-smoke
Their choice: Cuban Sandwich
Their choice: Waffle House
Their choice: Bourbon
Their choice: Hot Sauce
Their choice: Crab Cakes
(Photograph by Johnny Autry)
Their choice: Mississippi Mud Pie
Their choice: Pulled Pork
Their choice: Girl Scout Cookies
Their choice: Boiled Peanuts
(Photograph by Peter Frank Edwards)
Their choice: Hot Chicken
Their choice: Brisket
Their choice: Virginia Ham
Their choice: Pepperoni Roll