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Old 02-16-2007, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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I've lived in North Carolina my entire 33 years and always take the food for granted until I go out of state! There are certain things that can't be duplicated or imitated and most shouldn't even try.

My personal faves... (none of these come from a package btw )
sweet tea with everything
grits
tomato sandwiches
banana sandwiches (yes, you put mayo on it!)
collard greens - anyone know what liquor is when you make collards???
*Note - all greens must be served with a jar of cayenne peppers in vinegar
turnips
field peas
fried cornbread
biscuits
banana pudding
snowcream (it's a rarity, but sure is good)
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Old 02-16-2007, 05:58 PM
 
Location: NC
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Wow!
I've lived here all MY 32 years and I completely agree with everything! (well, except the collards and the turnips

I thought my family was the only one to fry cornbread. We never had "baked" cornbread and I have never liked the stuff. My grandma was the only one who could ever make it, ahhhh sweet memories.

Yes, and field peas, no one ever knows what the heck I'm talking about when I mention these. I've never made them but Luck's makes an ok canned version, in a pinch. My grandma would make them with "snaps" as she called them (green beans).

Yes, and a banana sandwich MUST have mayo (Duke's) and peanut butter. Sorry, there are no substitutes...

Thanks for making me think of my grandma, I miss her so...I know she's cooking up a storm in heaven.

Nicole
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Old 02-16-2007, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Yeah, I remember someone coming over to my grandma's for Thanksgiving and they brought "sweet" cornbread muffins and everyone was just trying to eat them to be nice!
And yep, my grandma put the snaps in the peas too!
Duke's is the ONLY mayo!!
I know how you feel...I miss mine too. Maybe they're up there cooking up a storm together sitting on the front porch. Glad I could bring back some great memories.
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Old 02-16-2007, 07:32 PM
 
Location: in a house
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Yeah, I remember someone coming over to my grandma's for Thanksgiving and they brought "sweet" cornbread muffins and everyone was just trying to eat them to be nice!
It was probably one of us Pennsylvanians! I love real home made sausage biscuits AND barbecue AND after 28 years, I have developed a taste for grits and red-eye gravy!
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Old 02-16-2007, 09:35 PM
 
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Default Sweet Tea

I'm from WI and when we were there visiting/house hunting and would go to get something to eat, I asked for tea (which is what we called it there). The lady looked at me and said "sweet tea"? I told my husband about it and he didnt believe me, I asked for some the next day and got the same response! Too funny!
But anyway... all the sweet tea that i had there was soooo good! Anyone got a recipe on how to make it?
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Old 02-16-2007, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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I'm from WI and when we were there visiting/house hunting and would go to get something to eat, I asked for tea (which is what we called it there). The lady looked at me and said "sweet tea"? I told my husband about it and he didnt believe me, I asked for some the next day and got the same response! Too funny!
But anyway... all the sweet tea that i had there was soooo good! Anyone got a recipe on how to make it?
For sweet tea you basically boil the sugar and water together (but don't boil for long once it starts) before you make the tea. Use the proportions that get the tea as sweet as you like.
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Old 02-16-2007, 09:54 PM
 
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Oh my goodness! Everything on that list is exactly wha tI grew up eating. My mother always drank the pot liquor too, still does. I was born and raised in Va. But My mom, and grandparents are all from NC. I found fresh collard greens here in the middle of New Iceland (midwest) earlier this week, I snapped em up and came home and cooked a pot. Ate the whole thing all by myself! Now, I'll just have to make some banana pudding.

Thanks for this post
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Old 02-16-2007, 09:55 PM
 
Location: State College PA
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field peas with lots of "pea liquour" on white bread, open face, Sumbeam, preferably.
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Old 02-17-2007, 05:37 AM
 
Location: Bayonet Point, FL
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Ahhh......., country cookin'...it'll make ya good lookin'

So who's going to share those fried cornbread recipes???
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Old 02-17-2007, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Asheville
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My wife and I just ate at Mike's BBQ in China Grove the other day, it was very good, but I wasn't aware that coleslaw would be joining the meat on the sandwich.
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