Southern cuisine

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Southern cuisine
tips and insights

Creole and Cajun Cuisines

They rightfully sit under the Southern cuisine umbrella. However, because of their fame and highly distinctive character, I created a separate web page for them.

See my Creole and Cajun web page


The Black slave women who cooked for their masters in the main-house kitchen played a significant role in the development of Southern cuisine. For instance, they used ingredients and frying techniques of their African homeland that eventually became Southern cuisine mainstays. They also created the renowned Soul Food cuisine.

See my Soul Food web page

Native Americans

They, too, had a culinary impact. For example, they introduced early settlers to corn and molasses, and their many uses.

Farm v. plantation influence

Southern cuisine evolved mainly in the kitchens of nondescript small-to-medium-sized farms, which outnumbered the large Hollywood-hyped plantations a hundred to one.

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