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Old 05-21-2012, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Mississippi Delta!
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BBQ ribs, fried chicken, cornbread, collard greens, sweet potatoes, etc.

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Old 05-21-2012, 01:26 PM
 
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Canada is a big place, and I am sure there are some people who enjoy it, but it generally didn't seem to be that popular in the areas that I have lived. Fried chicken and sweet potato are eaten pretty routinely but not many have tried cornbread or collard greens although not unheard of, and I had no clue what grits were until I went to a Cracker Barrel.
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Akron, OH
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When I visted Windsor, ON they had a soul food restaurant that served that type of food. It was good too.
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Old 05-21-2012, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Ontario
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All those mentioned are pretty popular I think. I had Jumbalaya at some restaurant in the GTA and it was delicous.
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley
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In a VERY small way. I'd count that as a "no".
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Old 05-21-2012, 06:22 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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BBQ ribs and fried chicken is popular throughout the US and Canada.
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Niagara Falls ON.
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Let me very clear, there is NO southern cuisine in Canada. There is my experience very little of it in the northern states either. The genuine thing that is!!!!!
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley
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BBQ ribs and fried chicken is popular throughout the US and Canada.
Where can you get friend chicken in Canada (besides KFC which hardly qualifies as southern food)?
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:54 PM
 
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Where can you get friend chicken in Canada (besides KFC which hardly qualifies as southern food)?
Popeye's and the local Chinese takeout.

Fried Chicken is really not that popular in Canada, take a look at the KFC's menu in Canada vs. The US. While KFC in America has some southern food elements (although very water down) KFC in Canada is mainly Sandwiches and wraps. The original Fried Chicken is secondary.


back to the OP, Compared to other "ethnic" and regional cuisine, Southern food is not popular.

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Old 05-21-2012, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Canada
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One should note, Canadians generally don't even know what sweet potatoes are. Where I'm from, everyone just used sweet potato as another word for yam. I only saw a real, non yam, sweet potato for the first time this year in a grocery store. Few are familiar with the cuisine, and many won't have even heard of things like grits, sweet potato pie, or boudin. I myself have never had the opportunity to eat southern food beyond barbecue ribs and chicken, which are popular everywhere. As a rule, there's actually surprisingly few Southern Americans in Canada compared to other immigrant groups, and when they do come they're usually not of a class that opens up restaurants.
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