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“Banana pudding is the most widely served dessert in North Carolina's barbecue's restaurants,” writes Bob Garner, North Carolina's barbecue guru. But as to how this dessert made with tropical fruit became such a favorite in the Old North State is anybody's guess. Garner says, “Probably because it's relatively quick and easy to make, and because the creamy taste and soft texture provide a pleasant contrast to the tangy bite of the barbecue and/or coleslaw.” Gigley lists five restaurants and describes their particular styles of banana pudding. They are Jed's Bar-B-Cue, Greensboro; Gary's Barbecue, China Grove; The Gathering Place, Archdale; Taste of Country Buffet, Wilmington; and Tupelo Honey Café, Asheville.
Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 72 Issue 3, Aug 2004, p118-121, il