Southern US cuisine
The southern United States
has a distinct cuisine
that draws heavily on African American
influences. Soul food
, and Cajun
are types of southern cuisine.
Some foods that are common in the U.S. South are sweet tea and grits.
Other distinctive or typical dishes include: fried chicken, biscuits, okra (fried, boiled, pickled, or in gumbo), a variety of other pickles including peaches, green tomatoes, watermelon rind, and so on, fried pies, pit barbecue, catfish, and corn bread.