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Winter Holiday Traditions Part 4

Winter Holiday Traditions Part 4

Henry White and John Leland (Jack) Hare butcher a hog, 1913, Courtesy of State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory

Henry White and John Leland (Jack) Hare butcher a hog, 1913, Courtesy of State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory

This is another entry in our series on Winter Holiday Traditions based on sources from the WPA America Eats documents located in the archives of the Library of Congress. Before the days of refrigeration, rural folks slaughtered hog's in large numbers and created recipes from the animal. For example, a document from circa 1940s Virginia describes a dish made from the liver of the hog called pony horse, “a mixture of hog’s liver, often with part of the lungs added, seasoned with pepper and sage, thickened with white cornmeal and baked….” 

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