What makes southern cooking, southern cooking? The answer is wheat Batter made from wheat flour and deep fried.
Wheat flour batter coats the food and is subjected to high temperature cooking. Then the bread on the side is more wheat. The white country gravy is more flour. then the dessert has wheat flour and sugar. Don't forget the sweet tea.
So wheat flour and sugar makes southern cooking, southern cooking. These are the primary ingredients in areas that experience high rates of obesity, diabetes, and death from heart attacks.
We tend to focus on the oils used, and while that's good, we tend to overlook just how much wheat these people are consuming. Southern cooking is a mega wheat diet.
Meanwhile, beef sales are higher in the midwest where there is less obesity, less diabetes and less heart disease, as compared to the southeast.
So I ask, when someone eats a diet of chicken fried steak, fried shrimp, fried catfish, and their health suffers, is it the steak? Is it the chicken? is it the fish? or is it the wheat?
Think about it. Its more then just the bread that accompanies a dinner.
Wheat is what makes southern cooking, southern cooking. Chicken fried steak, fried chicken, fried shrimp, fried catfish. All coated in wheat four and subjected to high cooking temperatures. Don't forget the white gravy made from, wheat flour.
Now start reading ingredients on packages. Enriched wheat flour tends to be first, followed by High fructose corn syrup.
Going Italian tonight? Wheat is the number one ingredient. Plus the garlic bread on the side of course, is wheat.
Going for a hamburger? Its accompanied with wheat. How bout a hot dog? Its encased in wheat too.
Dessert is a treat and it begins with wheat. Just add sugar.
Wheat, wheat, wheat. In America its what we eat. Add some corn syrup and make it sweet. Hey, that rhymes.View Thread