Mississippi is known for a number of foods and dishes, including pralines, mud pie, sweet potato pie, pecan pie and shrimp. Its culinary offerings are very similar to those of its neighboring state, Louisiana, according to Food Timeline.
Like Louisiana, Mississippi offers many creole foods that were French fur trappers' interpretation of Native American foods. Food Timeline reports that the state's official edible symbols are honey, largemouth bass, oysters, milk, wood duck and alligators. Many residents frequently prepare stews made with okra, among other vegetables, as well as rich sauces. A typical Mississippi meal includes catfish, corn bread and pecan pie for dessert.