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THE HISTORY OF FOOD

HOF Episode 25: The Soul of American Cooking (Colonial USA)

Who founded America? George Washington? Thomas Jefferson? America had founding fathers alright, but they aren’t the ones you’re thinking of. Would you believe that African slaves and Indians were the true minds and bodies behind birthing America’s culture?

It’s all true. Come listen to the story of how American ingredients , cooked by African Slaves, for the benefit of European colonists, created soul food, which created Southern food, which is the foundation of ALL American food. Period.

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Music from this Episode: English Country Dances – 17th Century Music From The Publications Of John Playford

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Michael Twitty – The Cooking Gene

Judith Carney – Black Rice

Charles C. Mann – 1493: The New World Columbus Created

The Cambridge World History of Food, Cambridge University Press, 2000

Ken Albala – A Cultural and Culinary History of Food

Special thanks to the show’s patrons:

JAKE PENZELL
BENAY O’CONNELL
LILI
RASMUS
DUNCAN MCHALE
REBEKA DAVIDSON
HALEY LEWIS
DECEMBRIANA
ANNE URBANCIC
KAYKE J

 

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