Do they eat okra where you come from?

I'm from the southern USA and most people eat okra from time to time. When I go to the northern USA, people often don't even know what it looks like. When I go back I had a couple of friends ask me to bring some back up for them to try.

For those of you who don't know, okra is a veggie that is non indigenous to the American southeast, brought here by African slaves who filled their pockets with seeds before coming over. The seeds, called "gombo", were the namesake for the Louisiana borne "gumbo". Okra is a very tasty thing to eat with its own unique flavor just as broccoli or asparagus have.

So do peo ppl eat it where you are from? If so, how is it eaten? Here we boil it, bread and fry it, put it in soups, or even pickle it. It's so yummy I can't imagine not having it at least once in a while.

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  • Yup! Chinese.

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  • some of my friends do, we're from southeast england

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  • Don't think I've had it (I'm in MI). Probably could find it at Kroger but it's not a common thing to eat here.

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  • Never heard of it

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  • I've seen it in one grocery store here. It's probably available at markets, but I've never really looked.

    I like it, but only when cooked by a handful of people/places. I don't like the frozen shit. Too squishy.

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  • I'm also from the south. I really like okra in gumbo or breaded and fried.

    Some of my family has actually grown it, but some of the crop got too stringy, maybe because it was old.

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    • Yeah, if you let it mature it gets really tough and stringy. Gotta pick am within 3 days of growth.

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  • Oh yeah.

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    • You're from the south, right? They just don't know up north what we know, huh?

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  • I’ve heard of it but have never eaten it. I’ll have to order some online and guzzle it down.

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    • I think I'll try fiddleheads. They don't grow here and I've heard they are really good.

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