Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a Georgia native born in 1959, whose life and struggles will forever be a part of American history enjoyed all types of food. This southern boy loved soul food but among his favorite was pecan pie. According, to his biography written by Clayborne Carson, the doctor loved to end his Sunday meal of fried chicken, collard greens, black-eye-peas, and corn bread with a delicious slice of pecan pie. Pecan pie is actually the third most favorite pie in America after pumpkin and apple. There are many speculations about the origin of this delicious dessert but most say that the American Indians introduced the pecan to French settlers in New Orleans, while Karo syrup claims that it was created by a corporate sales executive's wife in the early 1930's. Wherever it came from I am glad that it was created. So as we get ready to savory this sweet dessert lift your forks in remembrance of MLK.
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