Monthly Archives: February 2011

Terroir Noire: The Final Garden List

VATES COLLARDS SUGAR DRIP SORGHUM DE CICCO BROCCOLI COSMIC PURPLE CARROT AMERICAN FLAG LEEK LACINATO KALE DEEP PURPLE BUNCHING ONION POTOMAC POLE BEAN CHEROKEE PURPLE TOMATO LARGE RED TOMATO BULL NOSE BELL PEPPER YELLOW SWEET SPANISH ONION GEORGIA/GREEN/CREOLE/SOUTHERN COLLARDS CHERVIL … Continue reading

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Some Food is Calling My Name, Oh Lord What Should I Do?

Ok so I promised a garden list. Sure-okra, white/yellow/and red onions, black eyed peas and other field peas, melons, corn, squash and cymlings, green beans, soup beans, white/red/blue/yellow potatoes, sweet potatoes, peanuts, cushaws, tomatoes, greens (collards, kale), turnips, parsnips, lettuce, … Continue reading

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A License Plate to Honor Nathan Bedford Forrest?

In honor of the Civil War…stuff…Mississippi’s divison of the SCV (Sons of Confederate Veterans) wants to honor with a license plate General Nathan Bedford Forrest—a Confederate hero and the founding father of the Ku Klux Klan.  The Klan, America’s original … Continue reading

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Terroir Noire: African American Foodways in Slavery, Texas

I originally wrote this as an audition for the handbook of Texas online–they were enthusiastic at first, but didn’t get back to me–so its still my property so here it is…please remember all of my writings here are under copyright … Continue reading

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Terroir Noire: The Historic Chesapeake and Tidewater

Foodscapes of Slavery Olaudah Equiano — Igbo man brought to Virginia in the 1700’s — “The Father of Black Literature” Foodscape is my term for the ways that food emerges from the landscape–both natural and cultural.  Slavery in America—by ethnically … Continue reading

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Happenings: America I Am! and the Pass It Down Cookbook

http://www.passitdowncookbook.com/AmericaIAM/ I am really proud to be part of this project!  Wednesday I went down to the National Geographic Explorer’s Hall to meet Chef Jeff Henderson at a booksigning for the Pass it Down Cookbook.  The book has over 130 … Continue reading

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Dishcourse: I Smell A Grass Cutter Rat…”Twains Feast” and Me

Soundtrack:  Sara Bareilles, “King of Anything;” The Cure, “Just Like Heaven,” Monica, “For You, I Will;” Aaliyah, “Try Again,” Lil’ Wayne, “Six Foot, Seven Foot;” Tito Puente, “Ran Kan Kan;” (Okay I played that back to back four times…),King Sunny … Continue reading

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