I am from New England and I have never lived anyplace else. Maine is the state I call home and it is the perfect location for someone who is a foodie. Being able to walk to numerous places and grab a lobster roll is more than enough for me to know that I would never want to move to another state. With that said, I went to Georgia recently and I have to say that there food was very different from here.
A friend of mine told me that I cannot really call myself a foodie until I have tasted the culinary delights that are abundant in Georgia. This made me go down there in order to get a better idea if what he was talking about. I have to admit I was very impressed with most of the things that I tasted while I was on my trip.
The first night I was there, he took me to a soul food restaurant. I have seen all kinds of people online marvel at the thought of eating things like pig feet, chitterlings, collard greens, cornbread and black-eyed peas. I never tried any of those things prior to my trip and I decided to keep an open mind. The plate I ordered had smothered pork chops, collard greens, macaroni and cheese, black-eyed peas and cornbread.
I have to say that everything I was tried was delicious, well except for the black-eyed peas. They were very strange to me and I left most of them in my plate. They pretty much tasted like dirt, so I am not really sure what their appeal is. I guess that is how they are supposed to taste since my friend wolfed all of his down. He tried to convince me to eat some of the pig feet on his plate, but I could not bring myself to do it. I guess that made me lose some foodie points, but I was a little afraid to get that authentic about it.
The next time I head down there, I will force myself to eat more of the food that is offered there. In the meantime, I will have to be content with the food that is here in Maine. It is so much different from what I had when visiting Georgia. I loved the experience of trying new food, but I know if I left here I would not be happy at all.