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Ancestral Cooking Forum

Re: Typical Breakfast Cooked by Slaves in 1860's MS

Oh, my goodness (LOL). That's why they died of poor circulation and high blood pressure and such. The slaveowners weren't working off that greasy fried food like the slaves were.

There was a recent documentary on cable about the history of BBQ in America. Of course, a lot of time was spent detailing how the slaves in SC, for instance, were charged with this all-day cooking task. They naturally became experts at it, and after slavery, many of them sold BBQ from a cart on the side of the road or at the poor end of town. Can we cook or what!

Georgia Walker-Adams


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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