The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving and Southern Food fun facts. Because of this, as we research for our daily content on food trucks, food carts and street food, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know.

We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in our section titled “Did You Know?”

For today’s Did You Know we will look at Southern Food fun facts.

Southern Food Fun Facts: Southern Food is in the traditionally defined American South, influenced by African, English, Scottish, Irish, French, Spanish, and Native American cuisines. Tidewater, Appalachian, Creole, Lowcountry, and Floribbean are examples of types of Southern Food cuisine. Recently, elements of Southern Food have spread North, having an dramatic effect on the development of other types of American cuisine.

  • Southern Cuisine is a historical regional cuisine form of states south of the Mason-Dixon Line and extends to Texas.
  • January 22nd is National Southern Food Day.
  • Sweet tea is a long-time staple of the South. It is made with black tea and is always served cold. Sugar is added while the tea is still hot, creating a sugar syrup that is diffused throughout the tea.
  • Southern fried chicken breast typically has more than 400 calories in one 5.6-ounce piece.
  • Black-eyed peas are small beige beans that have a round black “eye” at the pea’s inner curve.
  • Pot likker is the liquid from cooked greens or collard greens. This was drunk or made into a type of gravy.
  • A typical Southern meal is pan-fried chicken, field peas, greens, mashed potatoes, cornbread and sweet tea. The meal is finished with a dessert that is usually a pie, or a cobbler.

Southern Food Fun Facts We Missed

Let us know if we may have missed any Southern Food fun facts in the comment section. We love to add to these lists. If we can verify that the facts, we will give the reader credit in this article.

Reference: Wikipedia: Fun Facts about Southern Food.

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