Why taste is as regional as dialect
Taste is as regional as dialect, a Nottingham university study has shown.
"Prof Taylor said: "Taste is determined by our genetic make-up and influenced by our upbringing and experience with flavours."
If true for Great Britain it would be true for the U.S....though our population is more diverse and scattered across regions.
I suppose the same applies to the appeal of various liqours/wines/beer/whiskey etc.
If you look at our immigration patterns....Scots/Irish/English/Welsh in particular for the KY / TN areas....these results pop up for the native populations:
"Scots like rich, creamy foods that are comforting and linger on the palate."
"Wales....Onions and leeks are a hit, as is Worcestershire Sauce."
Re English...see the regional differences. Ireland was not covered.
Southern food and drink ....bourbon...may indeed be influenced.