As a southerner, our food groups are butter, bacon, bar-b-que, fried chicken, and biscuits. Somewhere in there we need to add our vegetables, collards and macaroni and cheese. (Yes, these are vegetables down here.)
I often go back to Julia Child's words of wisdom, because she approached food with a zest for living and enjoyment while teaching us a way to cook, few had ever imagined. And, few wanted to admit - the French knew what they were doing and had for a long time.
Three quotes of hers I love:
"With enough butter, anything is good."
"Everything in moderation… including moderation".
Bon Appétit, Y'all