A GUIDE TO SOUTH CAROLINA BBQ AND THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY

South Carolina is divided into three parts, demarcated by recipes for pulled-pork barbecue: the vinegar-and-pepper sauce region, tomato-based concoction section, and the mustard belt.

According to Andrew Rice at Capital New York, this tribal geography supersedes race, religion, maybe even college football—and it also happens to coincide rather closely with the divisions of the Republican electorate (and explains why Romney is likely to win).