In 1988 the state legislature defined the Oklahoma's official state meal.
Oklahoma's Official State Meal became one of the State Emblems by virtue of House Concurrent Resolution 1083, approved in 1988 by the Forty-first Legislature. The meal includes an extensive menu reflecting Oklahoma's cultural backgrounds and the state's historical and contemporary agriculture. Meats include barbecued pork, chicken-fried steak, and sausage with biscuits and gravy. Vegetables include fried okra and squash, grits, corn, and black eyed peas. Breads include cornbread (and biscuits, as above). "Dessert" consists in strawberries and pecan pie. The types, variety, and sheer quantity of foods in the state meal (which can be divided into breakfast, lunch, and dinner) generally typify traditional southern foodways.On May 6, 2002, Milk was adopted as Oklahoma's official drink.
* Oklahoma Historical Society
§25-98.7 - Official State Drink - MilkOn November 1, 2005, Strawberry was adopted as Oklahoma's official fruit.
Milk is hereby designated and adopted as the official drink of the State of Oklahoma.
§25-98.10 - State FruitAnd in a controversial move because Oklahoma already had a state fruit, on April 24, 2007, Governor Brad Henry singed HB1669 designating Watermelon as the official state vegetable.
The strawberry is hereby designated and adopted as the official fruit of the State of Oklahoma.
§25-98.15 - State Vegetable (Effective November 1, 2007)More Information:
The watermelon is hereby designated and adopted as the official vegetable of the State of Oklahoma.
- okhistory.org - State Meal
- Importing the State Meal of Oklahoma
- NewsOK.com - Watermelon is the state vegetable ... seriously