“Polk Salad?” Charles, you’re an idiot.

Great song, Charles, but they ain’t be no such thang as “polk salad,” and I doubt that you’ve ever met anyone from Louisiana, let alone been there. Y’all wouldn’t know a pokeweed from Barrett Brown.

Poke Sallet is a cooked dish made from pokeweed (poke) that grows wild in the south. Pokeweed is poisonous/toxic except for young un-mature sprouts, grows over 6 feet tall, with big leaves, purple stems and white popcorn-shaped berries. I remember it being called “Hillbilly Acid.” I never ate it.

Now quit pretending to be hip with the soul food crowd and go away.

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