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You haven’t lived until you try these Southern dishes

Comfort food is a way of life South of the Mason-Dixon line, where vegetables are fried, tea is sweetened and adding butter is never questioned. Southern hospitality is defined by fed mouths, full stomachs and making people happy – and theses dishes do it best.

Boiled peanuts

Pick up this snack – salted to perfection – at a roadside stand or gas station for an authentic experience. Don’t forget to ask for an extra bag to toss your shells in.

Buttermilk biscuits

The perfect biscuit is fluffy on the inside and crisp on the outside – best enjoyed smothered in sausage gravy with a peppered fried egg on the side (the image above is a favorite variety of mine – a biscuit WITH fried chicken.)

Sweet tea

A Southern staple served over ice with a lemon wedge during a hot summer afternoon – and meant to be sipped over long conversation in a rocking chair.

Fried chicken

Drenched in flour, seasoned with cayenne pepper and fried in a cast-iron skillet. Fried chicken is crispy, juicy, and flat-out delicious.

Peach cobbler

Every meal should end with hot peach cobbler (a kind of pie) topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream – also known as the best dessert you’ll ever have. EVER.

Now y’all – get yourself on a front porch, turn up the country music and enjoy!

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