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Old 08-24-2014, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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Yellow Grits are popular in the south.Most people Baltimore have never even heard of yellow grits. Me and a group of friends conducted this little study yesterday about Grits vs Cream of Wheat.
I personally can't stand grits. I would much rather eat cream of wheat.
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Old 08-24-2014, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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There's no denying that it came from the South but that's not the main point. The point is that it's also considered to be African American cuisine. When most Americans hear the word "soul food" they usually think African American cuisine before Southern cuisine. Meaning that it's more associated with ethnicity than region. Of course soul food is part of Southern cuisine. Let me help educate you on the history of soul food.

"Soul Food" a brief history | African American Registry
You were wrong and are now attempting to broaden the discussion to "soul food.". Nothing was ever said about soul food. The topic of discussion was fried chicken. And fried chicken is not any more "Black" than ribs are. It's first and foremost factually wrong to say that. It's secondly a racist stereotype since white southerners eat fried chicken just as much as Blacks do. It's like people have completely forgotten that Colonel Sanders was a white man.
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Old 08-24-2014, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, VA.
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The funny thing about all this is people up here claim to know Maryland for crabs and they go on and on about the crab thing. Anybody that knows anything about Maryland KNOWS that Maryland Fried Chicken is as big or bigger staple in the diet of the average Marylander. The state could very well replace that Oriole with that yard bird especially the way they let ole' Frank drunk drive his way all through the state. SMHLOL.
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Old 08-24-2014, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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You were wrong and are now attempting to broaden the discussion to "soul food.". Nothing was ever said about soul food. The topic of discussion was fried chicken. And fried chicken is not any more "Black" than ribs are. It's first and foremost factually wrong to say that. It's secondly a racist stereotype since white southerners eat fried chicken just as much as Blacks do. It's like people have completely forgotten that Colonel Sanders was a white man.
So fried chicken isn't associated with African American cuisine? Now I've heard it all. lol.

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Old 08-24-2014, 04:48 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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The funny thing about all this is people up here claim to know Maryland for crabs and they go on and on about the crab thing. Anybody that knows anything about Maryland KNOWS that Maryland Fried Chicken is as big or bigger staple in the diet of the average Marylander. The state could very well replace that Oriole with that yard bird especially the way they let ole' Frank drunk drive his way all through the state. SMHLOL.
I didn't know that there was a "Maryland fried chicken" and I'm from Maryland.
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Old 08-24-2014, 04:50 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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The funny thing about all this is people up here claim to know Maryland for crabs and they go on and on about the crab thing. Anybody that knows anything about Maryland KNOWS that Maryland Fried Chicken is as big or bigger staple in the diet of the average Marylander. The state could very well replace that Oriole with that yard bird especially the way they let ole' Frank drunk drive his way all through the state. SMHLOL.
Maryland is the state for crab cakes. I don't even know what else would be considered a "staple" food of Maryland. Trout sandwiches maybe (in Baltimore)? Maryland = crab cakes.

Other than that, there are foods from the world over, especially in a place like Montgomery County.
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Old 08-24-2014, 04:50 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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And fried chicken is definitely associated with African American cuisine. There has been plenty of jokes about blacks and KFC extra crispy. Oh, and grape soda.
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Old 08-24-2014, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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So fried chicken isn't associated with African American cuisine? Now I've heard it all. lol.
You just don't know when to quit, do you?

Pho is an example of an ethnic cuisine. Fried chicken isn't. It's not a product of African American culture, but rather southern culture. It just so happens that about 98.5% of Blacks lived in the South prior to 1910.
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Old 08-24-2014, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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And fried chicken is definitely associated with African American cuisine. There has been plenty of jokes about blacks and KFC extra crispy. Oh, and grape soda.
There have also been plenty of jokes about Black people and crime.
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Old 08-24-2014, 04:54 PM
 
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There's no denying that it came from the South but that's not the main point. The point is that it's also considered to be African American cuisine. When most Americans hear the word "soul food" they usually think African American cuisine before Southern cuisine. Meaning that it's more associated with ethnicity than region. Of course soul food is part of Southern cuisine. Let me help educate you on the history of soul food.

"Soul Food" a brief history | African American Registry
I think of Paula dean when I think of Soul food.
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