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20 Comforting Southern Food Innovations

From Dessert Chicken Hybrids to Bold Buttery Bites

— June 5, 2012 — Lifestyle
These comforting southern food innovations do away with the common concern for calories. Waffles, meat and savory biscuits have been preferred by those with a love for the American region and its traditional delicacies. Chefs like Paula Deen are now heralding the full-bodied flavors that are inherent in these recipes, supporting the hefty use of butter, oil and sweet syrups.

Dessert chicken hybrids and bold buttery bites are cropping up on the menus of restaurants wishing to emulate the distinctive southern taste. Foreign culinary experts have also been a part of this movement, bringing the flavors of Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas to European and Asian tables. Creole, Cajun and Appalachian approaches to cooking have brought authentic barbecuing techniques to the fore and are now a main staple of many of these dishes.
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Bold Buttery Bites
Bold Buttery Bites
These Chicken Pot Pie Poppers are a Petite Remix of the Classic
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Chip Taco Shells
Chip Taco Shells
Taco Bells' Doritos Locos Tacos Experiments With Nacho Cheese-Flavored Shells
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Fire-Infused Alcohol
Fire-Infused Alcohol
Southern Comfort's 'Fiery Pepper' Whiskey Reaches Another Level of Heat
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Crispy Poultry Kits
Crispy Poultry Kits
The Ad Hoc Fried Chicken Can Now Be Prepared at Home
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Illusory Crispy Confections
Illusory Crispy Confections
These Chicken Fried Cookies are Finger-Lickin' Good
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Crazy Confections Coatings
Crazy Confections Coatings
The Ketchup Chocolate is a Taste Sensation No One Will Like
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Sausage Gravy Dispensers
Sausage Gravy Dispensers
Bob Evans Offers a Quick Topping for Biscuits
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Pork-Flavored Caffeine
Pork-Flavored Caffeine
Boca Java Makes Maple Bacon Coffee for Meat Lovers
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Deep-Fried Butter
Deep-Fried Butter
Ultra Fatty Southern Snack Debuts at Texas State Fair
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Dessert Chicken Hybrids
Dessert Chicken Hybrids
American Cupcake Introduces the Red Velvet Fried Chicken
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Miniaturized Southern Dishes
Miniaturized Southern Dishes
The Chicken Waffle Wings are Soul Food Without the Guilt
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Cholesterol-Boosting Burgers
Cholesterol-Boosting Burgers
The Fried Chicken Luther Double Down Sandwich
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Vegan Recipe Blogs
Vegan Recipe Blogs
The Blooming Platter is Full of Creative Foods for Vegan Foodies
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Southern Comfort Restaurants
Southern Comfort Restaurants
The Park Slope Chip Shop Will Deep-Fry Anything You Want
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Nutty Soda Cakes
Nutty Soda Cakes
These Cocoa-Cola Peanut Butter Cupcakes Pay Tribute to a Classic Southern Snack
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Clever Biscuit Bakers
Clever Biscuit Bakers
Cookie Keeper Serves Up a Convenient Way to Make, Store and Transport Treats
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DIY Exotic Meals
DIY Exotic Meals
Destination Dinners Recipe Kits
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Fractional Fryers
Fractional Fryers
The One Tablespoon Deep Fryer for Healthy Southern Goodness
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Tiny Savory Treats
Tiny Savory Treats
These Chicken Pot Pie Cupcakes Will Keep You Snacking Sensibly
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Bacon Breakfast Cones
Bacon Breakfast Cones
The Bacone is Sure to Start Your Day Off Right
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