Your Favorite Southern Food

I've been living in North Carolina for 2 1/2 years now, and I know what my tiny area is famous for. But at some point we're going to be able to take a car tour around the rest of the South, so I'm wondering what sorts of foods to keep an eye out for. What are your favorite Southern foods? And if they're home-cooked, let me know because I'm always eager to make use of these unusual ingredients lying around in the markets (pickled watermelon rind? hot pepper jelly?).

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