Re: [Generation-Mixed] RE: 'Soul Food': a brief history!
- "RE: After chattel slavery ended, many
former slaves, being poor, could afford
only off-cuts of meat, along with offal."
Reading this menu I would say 'the descendants'
are doing pretty well for themselves!
The first time I had "Fried Ice Cream"
was at a Mexican food restaurant.
I actually make mine with cornflakes, brown sugar
and honey--sometimes add fruit or whipped cream.
When I was in the homeless shelter, all we ever
got for food was leftovers and sandwhiches.
This one lady went to a visit with a friend, and snuck
some neckbones, greens and cornbread back in the shelter.
LOL* I will never forget how we snuck behind our
cardboard, ate up that food then tried to hide it while
the whole place was smelling up like a real kitchen!
That's what I call "Soul Food"--there
is just something healing about it.
I would say too that being Mixed, you will learn a lot about
your family heritage in the food--and the recipes passed down.
In my family, no one looks at a paper copy, all the recipes
are learned from watching or just hanging out in the kitchen.
Thanks for sharing!