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Mississippi Food and Drink

The tiny Delta town of Belzoni claims to be the catfish capital of the world. The highlight of the year is the Catfish Festival, which sees the crowning of the Catfish Queen and a catfish-eating contest.

Specialities


• Farm-raised catfish.
• Fried Chicken.
• Black-eyed peas.
• Turnip greens.
• Gumbo (meat or shellfish stock stew with vegetables).

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