What the Slaves Ate : Recollections of African American Foods and Foodways from the Slave Narratives
By: Covey, Herbert C.
Contributor(s): Eisnach, Dwight.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, 2009Description: 1 online resource (328 p.).ISBN: 9780313374982.Subject(s): African American cooking -- History | African Americans -- Food -- History | Cooking, American -- Southern style -- History | Food -- Social aspects -- United States -- History | Slave narratives -- United States | Slaves -- Diet -- United States -- HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: What the Slaves Ate : Recollections of African American Foods and Foodways from the Slave NarrativesDDC classification: 390/.25 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. The WPA Narratives and Slave Diets; 2. Slave Nutrition; 3. African Roots and Food Traditions; 4. Slave Cooking and Meals; 5. Vegetables; 6. Meat; 7. Wild Game and Fish; 8. Dairy; 9. Grains, Cereals, and Baked Goods; 10. Fruits, Nuts, and Coffee; 11. Celebrations, Special Occasions, and the War; 12. Closing Observations; APPENDICES: FOODS IDENTIFIED IN THE WPA NARRATIVES; Bibliography; Index
Carefully documenting African American slave foods, this book reveals that slaves actively developed their own foodways-their customs involving family and food. The authors connect African foods and food preparation to the development during slavery of Southern cuisines having African influences, including Cajun, Creole, and what later became known as soul food, drawing on the recollections of ex-slaves recorded by Works Progress Administration interviewers. Valuable for its fascinating look into the very core of slave life, this book makes a unique contribution to our knowledge of slave cultu
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