Food has always been a big part of Southern traditions. It’s always at the center of our family gatherings. In fact, we regularly host parties that are all about food, like oyster roasts and low country boils. We love comforting, down-home dishes and making traditional Southern food recipes that have been passed down through the generations. In fact, Paula regularly shares traditional Southern recipes that her mother and grandmothers made—they are time-tested classic Southern recipes that really just can’t be improved upon.
Southern food often gets a bad rap for being unhealthy, and while we do love a good Southern fried chicken recipe, we also incorporate a wide variety of vegetables & legumes in our diet—collard greens, okra, tomatoes, black-eyed peas you name it! Plus, we love to embrace our local harvests as much as we can, even in our desserts, utilizing ingredients like peach and pecan.
If you’re looking for the ultimate comfort food that can bring back memories of dinners with grandma, cooking with your mama, or Sunday suppers spent with the whole family, look no further than these traditional Southern food recipes.
Do you have some traditional Southern recipes you or your family love? Let us know in the comments below!