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15 Foods Reese Witherspoon Loves

Reese Witherspoon does it all, including acting, writing books, and throwing amazing luncheons! Here are some of the foods she loves to make, eat, and serve.

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Reese Witherspoon at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Sing' held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, USA on December 3, 2016Shutterstock / Tinseltown

As someone who grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, Reese Witherspoon knows a thing or two about Southern food. From fried okra to mint juleps, here are 15 recipes for foods she loves.

Psst! Here’s another celeb who can’t get enough Southern food.

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Fried Chicken

True to her Southern roots, one of Reese’s favorite foods is fried chicken. She loves her grandma’s recipe for buttermilk fried chicken, but also would never pass up some hot chicken from her go-to restaurant in Nashville.
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Corn Salad

Corn salad is a necessity at any and all Southern potlucks, and Reese uses her grandmother’s recipe which includes fresh corn, tomatoes, and herbs.

Here are more delicious ideas for your next potluck.

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Fruit Tea Punch

There aren’t many things more refreshing on a hot day in the South than fruit tea punch, and Reese knows it! Her favorite comes from The Loveless Cafe in Nashville.
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Potatoes Au Gratin

Reese’s Thanksgiving table isn’t complete without her grandmother’s potatoes au gratin. She undoubtedly puts out quite a feast!

These Southern Thanksgiving dishes might also grace her table.

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Firecracker Popsicles

Remember those firecracker popsicles from your youth? Reese does, and she still loves those cherry, white lemon, and blue raspberry flavored ice pops today.

Here are several more homemade popsicles to wet your whistle!

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Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp and grits is a Southern staple, and Reese likes hers spicy. She may not carry a bottle of hot sauce in her purse, but she probably knows the difference between the popular types!
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Buttermilk Biscuits

Another dish from Reese’s grandmother’s recipe box is good ol’ fashioned buttermilk biscuits. Whether they’re sopping up gravy or being paired with fried chicken, they’re a must at a Southern table.
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Kale Pizza

Reese’s preferred pizza topping is kale—talk about a nutritious choice! You can easily replace the spinach in this recipe with kale, or check out our top 10 pizzas for more ideas.
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Filet Mignon

This sophisticated lady opts for the finest cut of steak when given the choice—she’ll take filet mignon over all others! This particular recipe tops it with a rich and elegant wine sauce.
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Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry shortcake is Reese’s idea of the perfect refreshing dessert for summer luncheons. Here are more light desserts that’ll hit the spot!
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Sweet Potato Casserole

One can never have too many potatoes at Thanksgiving (or any meal). Reese told Real Simple that she likes to top her sweet potato dish with marshmallows.
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Mint Juleps

Mint juleps are a definitive Southern cocktail, and Reese even sells stylish mint julep cups on her lifestyle site, Draper James. Check out this list for 9 other classic cocktails you should try.
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Kale Salad

Reese is a very sensible eater, and one of her go-to lunches is kale salad with chicken. Perhaps bacon would be an acceptable substitute for chicken every once in a while?
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The actress almost always has a smoothie at hand—just check out her Instagram feed! She likes hers with plenty of green components, from spinach and romaine lettuce to celery and herbs.

Grace Mannon
Grace is a full-time mom with a Master's degree in Food Science. She loves to experiment in the kitchen and writes about her hits (and misses) on her blog, A Southern Grace.