Alabama on Sunshine Radio
Check out a great interview with Grey Brennan (Alabama Tourism) talking all things Alabama with Ed Finn on Sunshine Radio:
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Alabama was known for its cotton plantations and slave trade. Soul food, therefore, features heavily on local menus. Dishes to look out for include pulled pork, skillet cornbread and pimento cheese, known locally as “the caviar of the South”. Montgomery, the state capital, has many soul food restaurants to speak of: Simply Southern Cafe, Mrs B’s Home Cooking and A Touch of Soul Cafe are local favourites.
To feed your mind, however, take a tour of the city’s Civil Rights Movement sites, including Martin Luther King Jr’s church, the location of Rosa Parks’ arrest and the capitol building, destination of the epoch-defining Selma March.
Montgomery was, of course, also where Atticus went to read law in To Kill a Mockingbird, which alluded to Alabama’s sweet tooth when it referenced the beloved lane cake. This bourbon-spiked pecan, raisin and coconut dessert is one of many sweet treats – other favourites are pecan pie and banana pudding.
Sweet Home Alabama is waiting for you
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