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Cookery and Holidays in British Colonial America

Turkey Soup, this and other recipes below
In British colonial North America and the Caribbean migrants appropriated the tradition of celebrating English holidays like Christmas for their own special occasions. They “greatly plundered” their masters’ supplies of “poultry,” for holiday meals. A nineteenth-century diary entry describes how one slave brought a turkey, another bought a pie and pudding or tartlet, and a third bought French preserves. During the Holiday season look for related photos, history, and recipes. For this thanksgiving I did my first crockpot turkey! It came out well and we are enjoying the leftovers. 

BBC Food Program Directory: http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/foodprog

BBC Food Program on Slowing Cooking with a Crock Pot [Listen Now 29 min] http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/foodprog/foodprog_20131007-1600a.mp3

British Influences on North American Foodways Stories and Recipes http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=British+Influences+on+North+American+Foodways+

Turkey Leftover Recipes: http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/turkey_leftovers/

Eating While Poor in Guatemala City

Coastal South Carolina Foodways