Good guess! I lived in Mississippi for several years growing up, so I'll give you credit for it.
But, anywhere in the Southeast would have done nicely. Good job!
Thanks, but I don't have much merit : I had to Google chitlin and approximate with my best knowledge of American history and geography, and I hesitated between that one and Louisiana.
Though it made for a very interesting read about typical South and Southern Midwest culinary traditions and where it came from, along with a small part of American history I wasn't so much aware of, at least that small detail. Thank you for that!