Tell Us if You’ve Eaten These Southern Foods and We’ll Guess What State You Are From

By: Ian Fortey
Estimated Completion Time
5 min
Tell Us if You’ve Eaten These Southern Foods and We’ll Guess What State You Are From
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About This Quiz

The South is famous for its charm and hospitality. It's also a great place to enjoy some historic architecture and pleasant weather. And, of course, if you're there with all those sunny days and charmingly hospitable architecture, you may as well have a bite to eat at the same time, right? Of all the regions of the U.S., none of them come close to the food of the South. Honestly, do you even know what the food of the North is? Or what East coast cuisine might be? Sure, you can get a few regional favorites here and there, but Southern food is where it's at! 

Every kind of barbecued meat you can imagine, some hearty and cheesy mac and cheese, fried okra, shrimp and grits, collard greens and some homemade fried chicken! Southern food is big on flavor, big on comfort, and maybe not so big on being low fat or super nutritious, but who cares? That can be for some other cuisine to worry about. When it comes to pure indulgence and the kind of food that makes you feel like home while filling you up, you need the South. But how close to the South are you? Where do you call home? Tell us about your Southern food experiences, and we'll tell you what state you can home!

Question 1 - fried chicken Yeah, you've had fried chicken, but has your family ever had you over for some homemade fried chicken at a picnic?
It's a summer tradition!
Maybe once?
Homemade? Never.
Yeah, a few times

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Question 2 - corn pudding Is corn pudding ever on the menu when you have a big family dinner?
Sometimes!
I have never had it.
Wait, what?
I avoid it.

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Question 7 - white barbecue sauce When's the last time you tried some of that Alabama white barbecue sauce?
Not too long ago
Never tried it.
Wait, why is it white?
It's been a minute.

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Question 3 - collard greens What's the family secret for making some killer collard greens?
Smoked ham hocks
I dunno. Butter?
I don't think I've ever had any.
A little garlic, onion and bacon

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Question 4 - peach cobbler Did you ever have grandma's peach cobbler after a big meal when you went to visit her as a kid?
All the time!
My grandma made other desserts.
My grandma did not make cobbler.
I think she made a cobbler before, sure.

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Question 5 - biscuits and gravy Do you have the skills to make a perfect sausage gravy for some biscuits?
Obviously
Is that the white gravy? Yeah, no.
I have never made that in my life.
I always have to Google a recipe.

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Question 6 - pulled pork How likely are you to be piling high some pulled pork on a fresh, buttery bun at a BBQ this summer?
I am so down.
I guess I could maybe do that.
I'd rather have a burger.
That's definitely on the menu.

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Question 8 - grits What'd you learn about making the best grits ever when you were younger?
Always use cheese!
I like them but I don't know how to make them.
I've literally never had grits.
Salt your water before you cook them!

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Question 9 - Mac and cheese Mac and cheese is a Southern staple. Have you had a good, homemade casserole?
I have it all the time!
Yeah, but it's pretty rare.
Not in forever
Usually on holidays and stuff

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Question 10 - fried green tomatoes When you're looking for something a little different, how likely are you to whip up some fried green tomatoes?
I'm not a huge fan.
You know, I have never tried those.
Who eats that?
I love those!

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Question 11 - fried okra When you need a crunchy snack, are you going to fry up some okra?
That sounds good!
I don't think I've ever tried that.
I've never eaten okra in my life.
I could but I'm not a big fan.

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Question 12 - cornbread If someone is making chili, are you spending some time in the kitchen making cornbread to go along with it?
I just might do that!
I don't really like cornbread.
I just need some bread and butter.
I do have a good recipe.

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Question 13 - potato salad You want to impress people at a potluck dinner, so you're going to bring potato salad, but what's the key to making it a standout?
You need a really starchy potato!
Bacon?
I have no idea.
Heavily salted water, some boiled eggs, and the right seasoning

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Question 14 - chicken-fried steak Ever head to a diner for a good chicken-fried steak?
Yeah, that's one of my favorites
I'm not even sure what that means.
No, I don't.
I might give that a spin.

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Question 15 - pecan pie The meal's over and you still have a little room for dessert. Is pecan pie on the menu?
You better believe it!
I'm not huge on pie.
I'd rather have apple.
I could be talked into that.

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Question 16 - roasted corn Is any cookout complete without corn? What's the way to serve it up?
Roasted over a fire
Just corn niblets
Hot and buttery
Boiled on the cob

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Question 17 - fried catfish It's Friday night, and you're chilling with some friends for dinner. What are the odds of some fried catfish being on the menu?
I guess that could happen.
I'd rather have some baked fish.
Catfish? Not so much.
One of my all-time favorites!

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Question 18 - coke and peanuts You've got a Coca-Cola and you've got some peanuts. Are they coming together?
I tried it and did not care for it.
Blech
Is there another step to this question that I don't get?
That's not so bad, you know.

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Question 19 - pickled pigs feet So you're out for a drink, and you see a jar of pickled pigs feet. Are you down for one?
I mean, if I'm hungry enough.
That's the worst thing I have ever heard.
Oh, no. No, no, no.
That's not my favorite thing ever.

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Question 20 - boiled peanuts Boiled peanuts are the official snack food of South Carolina. Have you ever given them a try?
They're pretty good, actually.
I sure haven't.
Who boils peanuts?
Cajun flavor is the best!

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Question 21 - chitlins Anyone ever fixed you up a plate of chitlins?
Yeah, they can be pretty tasty.
I know what it is and I don't want it.
I don't even know what that is.
Yeah, but I don't like them.

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Question 22 - Brunswick stew When you're down for that good home cooking, do you ever whip up a batch of Brunswick stew?
With rabbit? So good.
I've never tried it.
Never heard of it.
I've had some really great ones.

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Question 23 - fried alligator At a summer fair, have you ever hit up some fried gator bites?
I have and they were alright.
I never have, but I would.
Like real gator? People eat that?
Love it!

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Question 24 - Hot sauce Hot sauce goes on the side of everything, right?
Heck yeah, it does!
Well, it's good sometimes, sure.
I'm not down with a lot of spice.
Most things!

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Question 25 - gumbo If you wanted to really impress someone, would you bust out a family gumbo recipe?
I might have to get a family member to pull that off.
I like it but I've never made it.
Never even had it before.
You know I would.

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Question 26 - possum You're at a cousin's birthday, and they cook up some possum. Is that a thing you'll try?
I tried it once and I have to say it was alright.
Eew.
I'm sorry, what?
I've given it a spin before, it's OK.

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Question 27 - coleslaw Does the Sunday picnic come with a side of coleslaw?
You bet it does!
I'd rather have a garden salad.
I hate coleslaw.
That should be an option.

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Question 28 - jambalaya Do you know the key to a perfect jambalaya?
Fresh tomatoes
I like it, but I don't have a secret recipe for it.
I sure don't.
Some good quality andouille

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Question 29 - chicken and waffles After a night out with friends, do you have a favorite place to hit up for some chicken and waffles?
You know I do!
No place special
That's not my first choice.
I'll just make some at home.

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Question 30 - koolaid pickles You're at a party, you're having some snacks, you see that red jar on the counter. It's Kool-Aid pickles! Have you tried them?
Ooh, I like those.
Noooo!
What on earth is a Kool-Aid pickle?
Yeah, but they're awful.

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