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Martin Luther King Day: A Menu of Dr. King's Favorite Southern Foods

By Kelsey Banfield |

Fried ChickenMartin Luther King loved southern food. He often cited “soul food” as being his favorite cuisine. He appreciated the food on his table and always requested traditional southern recipes from everything to fried chicken and collard greens, to pork chops and pecan pie, whenever possible. To honor Dr. King today here is a round-up of recipes for some of his favorite southern foods. Why not enjoy a delicious plate of fried chicken, greens, sweet potatoes and pecan pie to honor him today. Here are the simple, easy recipes you can use to do just that:

The Menu of Dr. King’s Favorite Southern Foods

1) Buttermilk Fried Chicken

2) Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes

3) Quinoa Salad with Squash and Collard Greens

4) Check out this amazing round-up of Pecan Pie Recipes!

Photo: Brooklyn Supper

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About Kelsey Banfield


Kelsey Banfield

Kelsey Banfield is the food writer and the founder of The Naptime Chef. She writes a daily food column for Babble Food and her food writing has also appeared in the places like Parents magazine, and Martha Stewart Living. Kelsey lives in southern Connecticut with her husband and daughter. Read bio and latest posts → Read Kelsey's latest posts →

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  1. paula thornton says:

    Martin recipes

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