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Winter Holiday Traditions Part 3

Winter Holiday Traditions Part 3

 Farmers slaughtering hogs, Monticello, Florida, circa 1930, Courtesy of the Florida State Archives, Florida memory Project. 

Farmers slaughtering hogs, Monticello, Florida, circa 1930, Courtesy of the Florida State Archives, Florida memory Project. 

Excerpt from a WPA America Eats story from the state of Virginia published circa 1930s. It focuses on what people would be eating this time of the year. What would The Christmas holiday season be "without a huge ham and sausage, hung in cheesecloth bags or else fried and packed in jars, souse, made from the feet and jowel meat, seasoned well, with usually a little vinegar added and in some households the water in which the feet are cooked is canned and kept to use at Christmas time when, flavored with homemade grape or blackberry wine, it makes a clear, delicately flavored jelly that quivers and shakes to the children’s delight."

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