Culture & Cuisine in Georgia
Georgia's cuisine includes a variety of different foods ranging from seafood, corn on the cob, chicken and dumplings to Brunswick stew and cornbread. Other well known and loved foods in the state include pecans, peaches and peanuts. Grits is another state favourite, a thick maize-based porridge made from coarsely ground corn.
Barbecuing is a favourite pastime in Georgia and integral to the state's culture. In Georgia all types of meat can be barbecued, but pork is the meat of choice overall. Many people in Georgia barbecue for parties, for the Fourth of July or for homecomings and in all temperatures. The Georgia General Assembly traditionally holds a "wild hog supper" and barbecue festivals can be found throughout the state.
The state also offers an incredible array of cuisines from across the Country and around the globe. Georgia has welcomed immigrants from every nation, and that is reflected in the range of ethnic foods available state-wide. This cultural influx has also inspired ‘fusion’ restaurants, which combine tastes from various cuisines in one dish.
Where to eat in Georgia? Don't miss.....
- Blue Willow Inn, Social Circle
- The Crab Shack on Tybee Island
- Mrs Wilkes Dining Room in Savannah
From its mountain heritage in the north to the Gullah community along its coast you will find a rich and diverse cultural experience wherever you travel in Georgia. Visit an amazing range of the country's finest museums in Atlanta, wonderful squares and Victorian architecture in Savannah and great music clubs and bars in Macon and Athens. Atlanta also boasts truly world-class dining and you will find some of the best Southern cuisine all along Georgia's Antebellum Trail and down into Savannah.
- Georgia's Antebellum Trail from Athens to Macon
- High Museum in Atlanta
- Visit the Gullah community on Sapelo Island