In the Charlotte Observer today, Kathleen Purvis ponders Why the South Loves Banana Pudding, and also gives a shout out to all SFA members of the Banana Pudding Republic.
"At Carolinas barbecue restaurants, if dessert is offered at all, it is usually banana pudding. It can be made cheaply in big quantities and turned out in sheet pans or disposable aluminum trays at church potlucks.
[Banana Pudding]'s so connected to this part of the world that if you join the Southern Foodways Alliance this year, you'll get a sticker declaring you a "Proud Citizen of the Banana Pudding Republic."
But why is banana pudding Southern? Bananas are everywhere."