Happy birthday, Dolly Parton! Today (January 19) the country music legend celebrates its 71th birthday. And in the southern tradition there is no better way to honor someone than by serving a big ol 'party. In honor of the singer "Jolene" we have collected some of her favorite dishes for you to take (and then follow a diet). Although she is known for her petite, hourglass frame (and is a frequent dieter), Parton's favorite dishes are actually listening to her roots as a young girl growing up in the hills of Sevierville, Tennessee. She loves fried food, fat meat and fast food, just like the rest of us. Do you want to learn how to eat like Dolly? Try these five meals: Cabbage soup
The infamous cabbage soup diet – where you can eat unlimited amounts of cabbage "mirakour soup" together with fruit, vegetables and selected proteins in a period of a week – is often also called the "Dolly Parton diet". It is unclear whether Parton pioneered this diet or whether it is so named after her because of her slender waist, but she has certainly tried. For the Miracle Soup recipe, click here. Chicken and dumplings
When asked what her distinctive dish was in an interview in 2011 with ParadeParton did not hesitate: chicken and dumplings. It should come as no surprise that this country is all about this traditional southern dish. Click here for the recipe of Slow-Cooker Chicken and Dumplings. Clams Casino
Dolly Parton is not something for fancy food, but she can take it with a Clams Casino. In a classic New York Times interview, Parton ordered this old-school dish as her starter. Unlike most people, however, Parton recommends that her Clams Casino be cut into pieces. She does not like the rubbery texture of the shellfish and enjoys how the bread crumbs and seafood come together.For the recipe of Clams Casino, click here.Roasted pig
In the same interview with NYT, Parton also revealed her favorite dishes to serve her guests: roast pork, green beans and fried okra. The self-proclaimed "garbage" star even said she liked the fatty pieces of pork, and kept things close to her roots.For the Texas Spice-Rubber Pork recipe, click here. Taco Bell
It may be hard to believe that the infamous, small country music icon has cheap taco's like the rest of us, but it's completely true. In a recent interview with Sirius XMParton revealed that she and her husband, Carl Dean, would like to eat cheaply on nights out by taking their motor home via the Taco Bell drive thru. "I love their taco's, they also have small pizzas that I love." Parton and Dean seldom eat out in nice restaurants on nights out because "he's just a country boy and hates that stuff" .