These recipes showcase just some of the foods that Alabama is famous for. Alabama is known as the "Heart of Dixie" and was the 22nd state to join the United States of America. Montgomery, Alabama was home to the Civil Rights movement and where Rosa Parks refused to move from her seat on a bus in 1955.
Alabama is known for its barbecue, like many southern states, and even has it's own unique White BBQ Sauce. But it's also well-known for many other southern and soul food favorites like Fried Green Tomatoes, Classic Southern Smothered Pork Chops, Collard Greens, Fried Chicken, Shrimp & Grits, and Tomato Pie.
Popular desserts include Classic Southern Pecan Pie and Homemade Banana Pudding, which can be served warm or cold, with whipped cream or meringue on top. Alabama even has an official state dessert, the Lane Cake, which was mentioned in "To Kill A Mockingbird" set in the fictional Alabama town of Maycomb, and a state fruit: the blackberry.