By Kristin Sidorov
From grits to gumbo, New Orleans to Memphis, Southern food is a unique mix of culture and tradition that’s as diverse as it is delicious. Best of all, classic Southern cuisine always feels welcoming and warm. That’s because more often than not, the dishes are rooted in family—recipes and stories passed down through the generations that bring everyone to the table for one really great meal.
Spread some Southern hospitality this fall with these classic recipes that feel like a big ol’ hug.
Starters and Sides to Get your Appetite Going:
—Hearty Smoked Chili with Classic Cornbread (Kath Eats Real Food and The Edible Perspective)
—Creamy Louisiana Maque Choux (Closet Cooking)
—Collard Cobbler with Cornmeal Biscuits (The Yellow House)
—Fried Green Tomatoes (From Which Things Grow)
Stick-to-Your-Ribs Main Dishes:
—Creole Grillades and Grits (The Galley Gourmet)
—Cajun Blackened Catfish Recipe (Food Republic)
—Low Country Shrimp and Grits (Bon Appetit)
—Chicken and Sausage Gumbo (Local Kitchen)
—Chicken and Waffles (We Are Never Full)
—Bourbon-Cured Trout (Just Married and Cooking)
Sweet Southern Desserts:
—Chocolate Bourbon Truffles (Just Married and Cooking)
—Maple Bacon Biscuits with Sweet Maple Glaze (A Cozy Kitchen)
—Buttermilk Pie (F for Food)
—Gooey Butter Cake (Coordinately Yours)
—Red Velvet Cake (The Willow Blog)
Now, wash it all down with the South’s unofficial beverage:
—Sweet Raspberry Southern Iced Tea (Keep It Simple Foods)
Tell Us: What’s your favorite Southern dish?