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Muskogee, OK

Population: 38,776
Ian Curcio

Small-town Muskogee, OK, gets big recognition each year as the hometown of the Soul Food Cook-Off. Now operating on a national level with cook-offs held throughout the country, the competition's primary goal remains to highlight some of the nation's most deserving cooks: the ones who operate solely from a home kitchen.

Don't Miss: The cook-off closest to you

What's Served: Soul food at its finest

What to Bring: A notebook, you'll want to write some of these recipes down

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