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16 February 2018: Hot, or Baked, Chicken Salad

February 16, 2018

Tags: Classic Southern Cooking, Classic American Cooking, Chicken, Chicken Casserole, Hot Chicken Salad, Baked Chicken Salad, Historical Southern Cooking

Hot, or Baked Chicken Salad, a relatively new Southern classic
Tradition has often been defined as “how they did it when we were children” and it’s not a bad description of the way we all too often look at the elusive thing that we call Southern Cooking. So much of the “traditional” cooking that sparks debate among Southerners today has actually not been around all that long.

For example, one of the easiest ways to start the biggest fight you ever saw is to pronounce before a group of Southerners that there is only one true way to make pimiento cheese and then proceed to describe said way. Every single person present will argue that you don’t know what you’re talking about, because that’s not how their grandmother made it. (more…)