What are these American favourites?
1. Grits. Seriously?! Who outside a handful of Southern states actually eats (and enjoys) grits? I tried them once at an IHOP in Tunica, Mississippi and even after some coaching from a very nice waitress on how to best enjoy them, I couldn't manage it. Yuck!
|Grit in Mississippi|
3. Scrapple. Huh? 29 years of life in America, and I've never heard of it. A "favourite" it is not.
4.Cornbread. This is the one exception. Yahoo got something right. Cornbread is delicious and people are indeed missing out if they haven't tried it. Luckily for everyone in the UK, you can order it here. And remember people, cornbread is not just for Thanksgiving and Christmas!
5. Fried Green Tomatoes. Again, unless you are a Southerner (or a major fan of Jessica Tandy) most Americans have probably never tried this "favourite" dish. I ate some in New Orleans once and they were alright, but nothing to write across the pond about. I think the fried Mars Bar has a better chance of making its way out of Scotand and around the world than the fried green tomato.