A lot of Southern American cuisine is based upon maise or corn as they call it – what we would call corn on the cob. Cornmeal is a meal (coarse flour) ground from dried maize (corn).

Cornbread is a generic name for any number of quick breads containing cornmeal. They are usually leavened by baking powder. Cornbread has been called a “cornerstone” of Southern United States cuisine. Cornmeal is produced by grinding dry raw corn grains and can be made in many different forms—high-rising, fluffy loaves or simply fried (as unleavened pone, corn fritters, hoecakes, hot water corn bread, Johnnycakes and Hushpuppies.

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A Corn Dog is a hot dog sausage coated in a thick layer of cornmeal batter.

Grits are the type of maize (corn on the cob) which has been shelled from the cob and treated with a lye bath in order to remove the hard yellow or white husk of the kernel, then dried and coarsely ground to make a type of cooked cereal, about the same texture as sticky rice. It is served as a hot pudding on the side or in a bowl like hot oatmeal.

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It is of Native American origin and in the Southern United States it is mainly eaten at breakfast. Modern grits are commonly made of alkali-treated corn known as hominy. The word “grits” derives from the Old English word “grytt,” meaning coarse meal.

Hot Biscuits – an American “biscuit” is like an unsweetened scone, cut with a round cutter about the size of the top of a drinking glass. In fact, drinking glasses were often used as biscuit cutters in the earlier days.

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What we would call biscuits, Americans call cookies.

Collard Greens – a large, dark-colored, edible leaves similar to kale. Collard greens are a staple vegetable of Southern U.S. cuisine. They are often prepared with other similar green leaf vegetables, such as kale, turnip greens, spinach, and mustard greens in “mixed greens”.

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They are generally eaten year-round in the South. The name “collard” is a corrupted form of the word “colewort” (the wild cabbage plant).

Black-eyed Peas are not a hip hop group but a particular type of edible bean used a lot in Southern cooking.

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