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Celebrating Southern Cooking: Delicious Picks from Oakland’s Museum Shop

Here at Historic Oakland, we love Southern food! The rich culinary heritage of the South is full of flavor, stories, and history. Celebrate Southern cooking with these titles available now in the Oakland’s Museum Shop. Don’t forget the seasonings: these popular handcrafted sea salts From Beautiful Briny Sea will enhance any southern dish, classic or nouvelle.

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A Culinary history of Atlanta Atlanta’s cuisine has always been an integral part of its identity. From its Native American agricultural roots to the South’s first international culinary scene, food has shaped this city, often in unexpected ways. Trace the evolution of iconic dishes like Brunswick stew, hoecakes, and peach pie while celebrating Atlanta’s noted foodies, including Henry Grady, Martin Luther King Jr., and Nathalie Dupree, $21.99.

The Potlikker PapersThe Potlikker Papers tells the story of food and politics in the South over the last half-century. Beginning with the pivotal role of cooks in the Civil Rights movement, noted authority John T. Edge narrates the South’s journey from racist backwater to a hotbed of American immigration. In so doing, he traces how the food of the poorest Southerners has become the signature trend of modern American haute cuisine. This is a people’s history of the modern South told through the lens of food, $18.00.

Southern Breads. The warmth of the oven and the smell of fresh-baked bread conjure comforting memories of tradition and place. Aside from being a staple on every table in the South, these breads and their recipes detail the storied history of the region, $24.99.

Assorted sea salts from Beautiful Briny Sea. Beautiful Briny Sea is an artisan dry goods company based in Atlanta, Georgia. Their small-batch salt blends, sugars, and other culinary products are made with integrity, sustainability and a whole lot of love, from $8.00.

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