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Title:
Pigsfoot jelly & persimmon beer : foodways from the Virginia Writers' Project
Author:
Perdue, Charles L., 1930-2010.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Santa Fe, N.M. : Ancient City Press, [1992]

©1992
Physical Description:
115 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780941270748
Format :
Book

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Central Library GT2853.U5 P54 1992 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

From the files of the Virginia Writer's Project, Dr. Perdue has collected interviews from Virginia residents on the rich culinary and cooking tradition of Virginia. In their words and dialect, long time Virginians relate family secrets, disagreements on ingredients, and such time honored traditions as molasses boiling, oyster roasts and family reunions. The book covers food traditions from the diet of Virginia slaves to the fish fry and finally the grand feast of Christmas dinner. The reader will delight in the humor and frankness of the interviews taken in the 1930's up until the outbreak of WWII. The New Deal and Folk Culture Series.


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