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Ancestral Cooking Forum

Re: Miss Vivianís True Southern Teacakes

Oh, I hate that terminology! But even not-so-wealthy farmers had at least one slave.

But I agree with you in that it was not necessary for a slave to have made up the teacake. It was probably part of the diet of the English. If a slave had to cook, though, I'm sure they "put their foot in it" and cooked it the best way they could based on what they remembered of African cooking.

My grandmother cooked something she called "bosom bread". That's because she mixed everything together with a large spoon, in a large pink bowl, held up closely to her bosom. She said HER grandmother told her that was the name of it.

Georgia Walker-Adams

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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