Menu for Martin Luther King’s celebration 2014 from Susana Kawai @ Delicioso y Divertido

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
by Martin Luther King

Today, January 20th, marks the celebration of Martin Luther King, a leader who brought peace within racial conflict in the United States back in the 60’s. His most famous speech being: I have a Dream…Although he was born on January 15th of 1929, years after his assassination, Martin Luther King Jr. became a U.S. federal holiday (January 20th).  He fought for equal rights and represented as a strong leader for African Americans. He wrote many books and delivered well known speeches throughout the years. Dr. Martin Luther King was a recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize. He was named after Martin Luther, the German reformer.

Soul food is what African Americans cook at home and restaurants and this became popular and “official” in the 60’s. One of the most popular dishes is “Fried chicken”. What makes “soul” is the buttermilk. I then prepared Kale greens, cooked for an hour with a hickory smoked neck of the pork. In order to cook greens, a lot of recipes require of a ham hock. I looked everywhere and could not locate one, so I decided to cook with the hickory smoked bone. With greens, it is a tradition to eat with cornbread. You will also see Mac and cheese, it is a must for my children. The traditional baked beans, allow a all afternoon to bake. Finally, the dessert is Chocolate Pecan Pie, so here is the Menu again:

Fried Chicken in buttermilk

Kale greens

Baked beans

Mac and cheese

Cornbread

Chocolate Pecan Pie

Recipe #1: Fried Chicken

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