Yes, that’s true, but the same arguments can be made about the other regions too. In the heartland, the Minnesota dialect is worlds apart from the Kansas Dialect. Lutefisk is very different from Kansas City BBQ. Cajun in Louisiana and Cuban in Florida are very different from the rest of the South.
Where does Texas Fit? Southern, Heartland or Southwest? How about Idaho or Nevada?.
I just thought that too many subcategories would be confusing
You know, I knew you knew.
I just wanted to make the distinctions after all.
Texas is an anomaly because it is the confluence of all these areas. Donald Meinig wrote a nice book on the subcultures of Texas. One of my "hobbies" is reading on "cultural geography" which always does a good job of discussing ideas of regionalism from an academic point of view. As I said, they have some great academic stuff on foodways in the US. Maybe I’ll list a few when I get the time.
Anyway, School is out now……