Is Southern Food The Best?

Hey y'all. The South is the best. We know that. It has the best music, the most interesting people (not to say the most historically diverse), the best athletes, the best manners, the richest literature, and the best climate. The list could go on. You don't hear Southerners brag about all this stuff too much. What you do hear them brag about is their cooking.

Is Southern cooking the best? A discussion follows.