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In August historically the most enthusiastically attended African-American event in the state of Delaware had been Big Quarterly a celebration held in the city of Wilmington. It attracted attendees from as far away as Georgia, West Virginia, and New York. It had been a day of . . .
I learned from oral histories and sources, like this 1940 Caswell County North Carolina image from the library of Congress, that long ago, rural folks would purchase a block of ice and chip off what they needed with an ice pick to make homemade ice cream.
In this podcast, Food Historian Fred Opie talks about his book on Florida native, anthropologist, and writer Zora Neale Hurston and his findings on southern barbecue.
Elizabeth Henry of Garfield Street “Queen of Fish Fries.”
Elizabeth began planning the menu for the May breakfast. Her fruit cellar still contained a wide variety of jellies and preserves, many of them put aside at the time of their making, for this particular event. The wild strawberries, preserved on the glass by the heat of the sun’s rays, for instance, were a delicacy which the family had enjoyed only at Thanksgiving and Christmas practices.