I don't want to insult people in other parts of the country but in my opinion some of the best cooks are from the south and Mississippi is no exception. (By the way, I'm not from the south so don't jump me. lol) Southern cooks like Natalie Dupree, Paula Deen, Justin Wilson (deceased), Paul Prudhomme, and Katie Joel fix that down home country comfort food that the majority of us seem to love, even if it isn't all that good for you. I believe in eating healthy but when you compare something like a tofu egg white omelet with some maple sugar bacon, sage sausage, buttery grits, buttermilk biscuits, and red eye gravy.....well.....I think you get the point. I'm not having to fight off the urge to overindulge in the tofu omelet. LOL. I would hate to live in Mississippi and be constantly tempted by all those pralines. LOL. The bottom line is that many Americans actually want to eat healthier but they want it to be delicious as well as nutritious. We need to demand that food producers and restaurants offer healthier, tastier products with less salt, sugar, saturated fat, cholesterol, transfat and high fructose corn syrup, not the cardboard tasting offerings they have presented to us thus far. If we stop buying and consuming these unhealthy products maybe they will come up with some acceptable alternatives.
-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen
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