Why is Southern food so hard to replicate outside of pic related?

Why is Southern food so hard to replicate outside of pic related? Other cuisines get decent approximations outside of their home territory but I've never had so much as a good biscuit North of the Mason–Dixon line or further West than Texas.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's just your preconceived biases coloring your perception of reality

    enjoy your fantasy land cope about the south though. Seems really neat.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yanks have no soul so they can't make your soul food

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The "soul" in Southern cooking is autisticly paying attention to tiny details and having "secret" ingredients. All of these autistic nitpicks and secret additions create recipes that are extremely hard to recreate. They're almost worse than Italians with how autistic they get about cooking.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I can't think of even one example of what the frick you speak.

        https://i.imgur.com/h71QJAC.png

        Why is Southern food so hard to replicate outside of pic related? Other cuisines get decent approximations outside of their home territory but I've never had so much as a good biscuit North of the Mason–Dixon line or further West than Texas.

        and this frankly isn't true.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >hard to replicate
    all you need is cheese butter flour lawrys

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This guy and his idea of what Southern food entails is exactly why you can't find good Southern food outside the South.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >cheese
      Southerners don't have access to real cheese

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Also, as a southerner, cheese isn't exactly a staple in southern cooking. About the only thing I can think of that is uniquely southern is pimiento cheese.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          And even then, it's itchin on that edge.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Also, as a southerner, cheese isn't exactly a staple in southern cooking. About the only thing I can think of that is uniquely southern is pimiento cheese.

        >southerners don't eat mac and cheese
        that's what you sound like

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          The eggs and butter make it, not the cheese.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          anon we both know that real southern mac and cheese is mostly velveeta

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          That's a single dish. Got any more cheese based southern meals? The only ones I can think of are that some people put a little cheese in their grits.

          anon we both know that real southern mac and cheese is mostly velveeta

          Also this, Velveeta has dominated the mac and cheese market in the south. I haven't had non-velveeta mac and cheese at a pot luck, bbq, or holiday in years.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah the shelf stable homogenized blocks of "cheddar" I find in the fancy deli section are not real cheese as opposed the wheels and wedges I could buy for dirt cheep when I lived in Wisconsin.
          The best I've been able to do is drop $10 bucks on a shitty wedge of boar's head brand crap but keep pretending you know what real cheese is.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Do you morons think when southern people leave the south they suddenly lose all ability to prepare southern style food?

    There are literally MILLIONS of southerners who have left the south and continue to make southern style cuisine ALL OVER THE WORLD.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They wont have access to that sudderner food and so the shit will just pale in comparison. Sad state of affairs alright.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah with modern global shipping it's literally impossible to get southern ingredients anywhere but the south.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Indeed, the magic can't be transmitted over the border. Magic soil and all that.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >it's literally impossible to get southern ingredients anywhere but the south
          This is unironically true. If you live elsewhere, and want to get them, you'll have to get somebody in the south to send them to you.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            It's almost like entire industries exist for this purpose alone.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Nuhuh

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          This, but unironically. I live in the northeast now and all the produce is grey and watery, the meat is spongy and and watery, and everything you can buy in the store is generally tasteless.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    There are decent soul food restaurants, both cheap (black owned) and higher end (white owned)

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Did you read the article about southern wheat flour vs northern? I forgot exactly what the differences were, but the main one was gluten content.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Did you seriously get so mad by my comment in the soul food thread that you needed to start an entirely new thread just to state the opposite of the reality as fact? Holy fricking cope.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Who the frick thinks like this?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        OP literally made this thread as a direct reply to an exchange in another thread. If he says he didn't he's either lying or it's one of the most amazing coincidences I've ever seen.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        he's terminally online

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    what specific foods do you think are hard to replicate?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Most Southerners rarely travel, and unironically think that that "brooklyn bbq" picture is what bbq looks like everywhere else in the country. It's the same shit as when bongs make threads with fish and chips and say, "americans will never have this" or Eastern Europeans do the same thing with cabbage rolls or whatever. It's laughable because of course we also have those things, and we also travel and have probably had those things in those countries.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/2qmYxsZ.jpg

        Here is some authentic Brooklyn BBQ. Still think it’s only good in the South? That’s right sweaty.

        God, I would be so embarrassed to repost the same image in a thread where people who repost that image were already called out as morons. It's a dead meme that was brought up as an analogy to explain the mindset of certain provincial types, and yet here you are, reposting it, unironically.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I would be more embarassed to be some Northerner or West Coast type pretending that their BBQ doesn't look exactly like the meme.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I've had better BBQ in fricking Portland than in most of the South. The difference between us is that I've actually been places and have a frame of reference.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >exception that confirms the rule
              even then, shit looks grim

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >exception
                I'm not even sure if I've been to that specific place. There's a huge BBQ/soul food scene in Portland (one of the whitest cities in the country). I do love the irony of you accusing me of cherry picking because I googled "bbq pdx" while you repost the exact same Brooklyn bbq image because of a /misc/ meme from years ago.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I never even said your pic looked good. I said it looked grim aka subpar. But yes, exceptions to the rule shouldn't count, obviously.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Yeah for $47 plus tip

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              I have also been all over the country, every region in the US including Alaska and Hawaii, and can confidently say that your "Portland BBQ" is trash. The south is where it's at, no contest.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              As a Texasgay that has traveled the world over, I suspect it is because yankees and other "developed" parts of the world never had to learn how to turn the garbage parts of animals into something palatable and thus do not think things like onion powder and garlic powder exist within this material plane of existence. The secret ingredient is often smoked paprika or cayenne or something like that. I had food in Angola and Congo that outclassed everything I had in DC and Boston, but when all your menu consists of "goat" and "goat" you learn how to make damn good goat.

              The best bbq I've ever had came from a shack on the side of the road with enough 18-wheelers parked along said road to film Smokey and the Bandit Part 4, but that was also in Texas and operated by an elderly man who went to the grave with his secret recipe. Which was probably fresh cracked pepper instead of a can of Sam's pepper.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Northerners cannot authentically replicate:

      Fried Chicken
      Biscuits
      Gravy
      Catfish
      Cornbread
      Pimiento Cheese
      Chicken and Dumplings
      BBQ
      Sweet Potato Pie
      Po' Boys
      A Proper Breakfast
      Collard Greens
      Red Beans and Rice
      Chicken Fried Steak
      Chicken Fried Chicken
      Steak Fried Steak
      Steak Fried Chicken

      The list goes on and on

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Literally the only thing on your copy/paste list you're probably going to have a hard time finding good quality in the North compared to the South is biscuits, simply because they're not as ubiquitous, and most places aren't going to have someone in the back who's been making them since they were little and were taught by their grandma or whatever. You can still find "authentic" biscuits, it's just that they're often replicated by people who don't really know what they're supposed to be like.

        The funniest thing about your list is that the one thing that is common in the South but actually hard to find elsewhere isn't even on it, and that's grits. The fact that you left that off is clear proof you have no clue what is and isn't widely available and were just pasting a list of "southern foods" as though that made you sound smart.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        what is authentic BBQ? is it just whatever regional style you like the best?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          It stops being "authentic" if you drive the smoker over the MD line. That's all you need to know.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Yes

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Seattle style BBQ mogs all other styles.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Prison food

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Looks like a cheap imitation of Hawaiian BBQ chicken.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            i dont get it. grilled chicken with white rice? cant anyone with a stove create this?

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              He's just proving OP's point.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                He's just forcing a meme.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                He's just proving OP's point.

                Why not both?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Here is some authentic Brooklyn BBQ. Still think it’s only good in the South? That’s right sweaty.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                https://i.imgur.com/SCxcv9h.png

                Seattle style BBQ mogs all other styles.

                blue citylets truly can't into bbq

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                now that's a friggin meal
                t. portlandia native

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            cringe troony. stay in your containment city

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Yes. The moment the BBQ goes from "<Region> BBQ" to just "BBQ," you know it's shit.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Southern food is inherently not that interesting, but it's "good" when you're in the moment (in the deep south and surrounded by loud people who will judge you harshly for not acting like their sloppa is the most delicious thing ever) so you kinda run with it and find a way to enjoy it even if it makes you feel sick. It's like maybe you're not into milfs really and maybe you thought you were more into other males but when you're getting sexually assaulted by that cigarette voice cougar lady at work who is 25 years older than you and you were kind of lonely and she was nice to you and she's much stronger than you expected and she can get you promoted if you make her happy so you figure you might as well let her do her thing and try to think of something else so you won't get hard but it just happens and wont' stay down and now she's even more aggressive and and it's not your fault what she did to you that night because if you didn't like it why did you let her do it again and again, men can't get raped it takes two so stop crying men don't cry you're a man aren't you?

    So I don't believe anyone who says they don't like it, but at the same time, it's not the kind of thing you would seek out

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Is there something we can do for you anon? Call someone or post a funny picture or?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I've always thought of Southern Food the same way I think of going to a British pub, or an Ethiopian restaurant, or Korean BBQ. It's just another option if you're going out to eat, but not really something you'd want to eat every day.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You've never left your hometown, redneck.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    they lose access to the spirit of the land and the southern ingredients. you can take the boy out of florida, but you cannot take the florida out of the boy, BUT he is best in florida

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This is true. I'm from the south and moved to the PNW. Went looking for buttermilk to make corn bread one day and the stores around me just simply didn't carry it. I did find some powdered buttermilk culture that made do but still, it shouldn't be that hard to find real buttermilk.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This, you could be the best chef in the world but if your ingredients suck it wont compare to what you could do if you had everything you'd need to make it truly divine.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    is it true that southern barbeque originated in virginia?

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The best soul food I've had in years was at Franks Chicken and Waffles in Albuquerque NM of all places, which was amazing because otherwise food culture there was kinda trash.

    Still can't get good eastern NC BBQ anywhere else though, when you can get NC at all its Lexington style since it's so much easier to deal with shoulders than whole hogs.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I don't know why people think butter is a part of southern cooking. Bacon lard is where it be at, ayo

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That's a single dish. Got any more cheese based southern meals? The only ones I can think of are that some people put a little cheese in their grits.

      [...]
      Also this, Velveeta has dominated the mac and cheese market in the south. I haven't had non-velveeta mac and cheese at a pot luck, bbq, or holiday in years.

      Hoop cheeseq

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Hoop cheeseq
        Did you have a stroke?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          It's the ~~*cheeseq*~~
          Hoop cheese is what they call farmer's cheese in the South

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    weird larp but ok

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because Yankees are morons

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Probably because of the health and safety regulations that exist elsewhere

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    As a blue state coasty I know we can probably make all southern food as good as southerners but I think they should maintain their superiority complex. I'm tired of only Euros acting elitist about their garbage, we have hicks that say they're the best too.

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