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Old 01-12-2019, 07:44 AM
 
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I’m not even particularly sure what Northern food is let alone seen people disparage it. Maple syrup and Boston Markets?
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Pepperoni everything - LOL.

Don't get me wrong, I like pepperoni but I don't want to eat it like it's chips in a bag.
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Old 01-12-2019, 08:41 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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No, really. Most southerners I know generally enjoy food, all kinds of food. They might have a preference for southern dishes, or be unfamiliar with some dishes outside their region, but I don't recall southerners in general turning up their noses at a dish from 'elsewhere' or putting it down for that reason, I mean, it's FOOD.
My Mississippi grandmother used to borrow Yankee recipes all the time.
We certainly didn't grow up eating one kind of food.
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Old 01-12-2019, 08:50 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Iím not even particularly sure what Northern food is let alone seen people disparage it. Maple syrup and Boston Markets?
Ethnic delis
Unembellished seafood dishes
Dishes involving white beans
Cod
Clams
Boston Cream Pie (YUM)
Any recipes with Irish, Italian or Eastern European roots
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Old 01-12-2019, 08:58 AM
 
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Yeah, I can’t think of many people sitting around disparaging Italian food or unfried seafood if that was the point. Maybe he heard a bunch of borscht jokes? Though I’m unsure my mema would have heard let alone cared enough about it to make a joke.
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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No, really. Most southerners I know generally enjoy food, all kinds of food. They might have a preference for southern dishes, or be unfamiliar with some dishes outside their region, but I don't recall southerners in general turning up their noses at a dish from 'elsewhere' or putting it down for that reason, I mean, it's FOOD.
Maybe it's just rougher in Louisiana but I constantly heard "Yankees can't cook" and "That's Yankee food!" and "Yankee food has no flavor" and "There's nothing good to eat up north" etc, etc, so forth.

I can NOT be the only person who experienced this.
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:12 AM
 
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Man, someone needs to offer up some examples of what northern food they've heard southerners complain about.

Nothing comes to mind. Have never heard any criticism of northern food items.
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Man, someone needs to offer up some examples of what northern food they've heard southerners complain about.

Nothing comes to mind. Have never heard any criticism of northern food items.
It's never been specific in my experience so much as general dismissal or bashing of all assumed northern foods.

But the same people would turn around and enjoy American pizza and Buffalo Wings without a clue.

Although I did get constant quizzical interactions for liking sour kraut when I lived in the south.
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:16 AM
 
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Maybe it's just rougher in Louisiana but I constantly heard "Yankees can't cook" and "That's Yankee food!" and "Yankee food has no flavor" and "There's nothing good to eat up north" etc, etc, so forth.

I can NOT be the only person who experienced this.
Maybe it is Louisiana. Their food is often spicy.

My grandparents grew up in Virginia. I've lived in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and Texas, and never heard any complaints about food up north by friends, family, or co-workers. Most southerners would just look at eating different food while traveling up north as an adventure.
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:19 AM
 
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I’ve heard lots of things about Yankees, but I can’t remember anything about food.
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