Healthy and Hungry in Birmingham

For our 25th anniversary issue, we give you a quick, tasty tour of our favorite things to eat and enjoy in Cooking Light’s Alabama hometown.

Civil Rights Institute
Photo: Michelle Klug

Civil Rights Institute

Birmingham was the red-hot center of both segregation and the heroic civil rights fight against it, and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, across the street from the site of the infamous Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing, offers one of the most gripping, emotional museum experiences in the nation, including rich detail about the late local hero Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth. For the 50th anniversary of several crucial events in the struggle, the Institute is gearing up and will include an examination of how Birmingham’s youth movement influenced youth civil rights activism on a global scale.

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25 Best Vegetarian

Whether you have made the full vegetarian plunge or just want to mix it up, sans the meat, once a week, these healthy, meatless main dishes will have you swooning.

Fontal Polenta with Mushroom Sauté