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Foods You Must Have in Summer: South

Summer Foods: South
(Photo: Southern Fried Chicken via Shutterstock)

This article is the third installment of a five-part series on foods you must have in summer. Over the next two weeks, we’ll be rolling out a new story on a specific region of the U.S. each week, so be sure to check back for the latest every Friday. We couldn’t include a mention of every local food and eatery, but we would love to hear about your personal favorites in the comments below.

The heat is on down South this summer, when seasonal dishes emerge on plates as fast as fat red tomatoes ripen on the vine. Southern chefs, cooks, and diners relish the fresh flavors of the fertile growing season, whether from the garden or the sea. We’ve gathered nine dishes that will leave you hungry for more, so pick up your fork and order a sweet tea. It’s going to be a tasty summer.

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