For a mouth-wateringly good read try the News & Observer‘s article on the 25 tasty dishes that define North Carolina, at least in terms of food. Barbecue, fried chicken, banana pudding, and pork chop sandwiches are all there. I particularly approved the authors’ plug for fried chicken gizzards which, along with fried chicken livers, you can’t hardly get no more. What a shame. I suppose this just goes to show that the real fun is coming up with a list of your own. What’s on your menu?