"Fun's a-cookin', folks!" declares this ad from 1946. "There's nothing like the friendly clink of frosty bottles of Coke to bring on the picnic spirit."
Did you know that tomorrow, October 11, is Southern Food Heritage Day? With Coca-Cola as perhaps the most famous culinary creation of the American South, we had to join in the celebration this Throwback Thursday (#TBT). So take a look through our images of classic food traditions and contemporary reimaginings - and then perhaps share a recipe of your own!
This country store illustration might look vintage, with its classic Coke cooler and wooden cracker barrel, but it's actually from a 2001 calendar. These days, most Southerners hear the phrase "cracker barrel" and immediately think of the restaurant - which struck gold in 1997 with their invention of the double chocolate fudge Coca-Cola cake. Read up on the history of Cracker Barrel's most famous dessert here.