May 11, 2021 · Like all regional cuisines, Southern food is the product of the people who've lived in the region throughout history. For example, Carolina hash originated with enslaved people, while crab cakes reportedly date back to Native American cooking.Taking inventory of a region's vintage dishes is like taking part in a living history lesson, while also inspiring creativity at the moment. Food recipes, meal preparation, food preserving, beer, wine. Search The Oregonian's recipe archives