8. Fried green tomatoes
Brown and crispy on the outside, fried green tomatoes are hot and gooey on the inside with just the slightest hint of vegetal crunch. When served with lots of hot sauce and paprika mayo or sandwiched between lettuce, country bacon, and white bread, they feel just like basking in the late-summer sun. Also, they may or may not be the cornerstone of the South's all-time greatest film...
7. Banana pudding
No one knows what kind of wicked genius first invented banana pudding, but let the record show that he or she is responsible for generations upon generations experiencing pure, unadulterated, food coma-induced bliss. From babyhood to old fogey-dom, those velvety layers of vanilla custard, ripe banana slices, spongy Nilla Wafers, and cool whipped topping have always been there to catch your fall (except if you don't like bananas, which, if that's the case, just leave).