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America Eats Notes on New Orleans Part 6 Sunday Dinner

America Eats Notes on New Orleans Part 6 Sunday Dinner

 Family Meal, 1940, Courtesy of the Library of Congress

Family Meal, 1940, Courtesy of the Library of Congress

More New Orleans dishes from the WPA food sources located in the archives of the US Library of Congress.  The stories comes from the Louisiana folder titled approximately America Eats Notes, Reports, and Essays. I have produced the content in a paraphrased format when necessary to make them legible and indirect quotes as often as possible.

Sunday Dinner

In Mississippi, hog and hominy, pork and greens, or pork and beans make up the greater part of the weekday menu. But on Sunday people prepared baked ham, fry ham, fried chicken, dumplings and gravy, three or four vegetable dishes, biscuits and cornbread, cakes, pies, reserves, homemade pickles, and coffee. All this made in advance for the Sunday meal following church.

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