Firstly, Southern Cuisine is an oxymoron. Maybe some of the top New Orleans restaurant excepted. Southern Cooking is a much better term. BBQ is a regional product but probably best classified as Southern Cooking although KC is not really in the south. Texas BBQ is different from SC BBQ which is different from Tenn. BBQ. RI BBQ? I don't think so. RI smoked meat, grilled meat...OK.