For those of us who love good old-fashioned Southern cooking, it’s hard to think of a life without it.
Most people think of foods like warm biscuits, fried chicken and mashed potatoes when they think of great Southern food. If you’re a true Southerner, you know there are some classic food staples that are only found south of the Mason-Dixon line.
The creative team at Buzzfeed decided to try out some lesser-known Southern favorites. Participants went through taste tests of pickled okra, boiled peanuts, liver mush, country ham with red-eye gravy and the classic Moon Pies. Although many seemed skeptical at first, the reaction was overwhelmingly positive. Although Southern food may seem a little intense and heavy at times, it’s always filled with a heaping dose of love.
Watch the video below to see city dwellers try out some classic Southern delicacies for the first time.