"I sop up ham gravey and splosh my eggs in with my grits."
Public Domaingrits - Credit: I love Memphis

Southern food, from the states south of the Mason-Dixon Line and extending west to Texas, includes pecan pie, country ham, fried chicken, chicken-fried steak, grits, buttermilk biscuits (especially with gravy or sorghum), pimento cheese, pit barbecue, catfish, fried green tomatoes, fried dill pickles, bread pudding, okra, butter beans, pinto beans, turnip, collard (or mustard greens) and black eyed peas. Drinks include mint julep and sweet tea.