I am a transplanted New Yorker. I moved to the american south for my wife's job. People ask me if I miss living in New York, and I tell them the only thing I miss is the food. I mean no disrespect to other parts of the country, but if you want really good bread you have to get it in lower Manhattan. Bagels, pizza, corned beef, all things I seek out when I go to New york.
The south offers its own food specialties, Biscuits, fried chicken, sweet tea, Bar-b-cue (Ironically, years before moving here I came here to eat BBQ with a couple of friends - one of whom is a chef - we did a circle of North and South Carolina for BBQ, amazing) are among the things that the south does well.
Something that I thought I knew, but didn't know, until I came to North Carolina are doughnuts. In New York we had Dunkin Donuts. Which in retrospect isn't really a donut. I have come to learn that a real, good southern doughnut can be amazing.
Here is yet another beautifully crafted doughnut - not made in the south - and a beautifully crafted short film.