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The survival of African wedding traditions and cookery depended on the region of the Americas to which enslaved Africans disembarked. Those who lived and worked in the Caribbean did so as a black majority with greater opportunities to continue African traditions and foodways. Most slaves conducted their weddings and receptions in and around their slave quarters with and without the consent of their masters. In the Caribbean British laws did not recognize slave marriages but enslaved Africans held weddings anyway followed by receptions full of good music and food. A travel account from 1790 informs us that the cooks for a black ball in the British West Indies prepared “a number of pots, some of which are good and savory; chiefly their swine, poultry, salt beef, pork, herrings, and vegetables with roasted, barbecued, and fricasseed” meats. 

Curry Chicken Rundown Recipe: http://gotnomilk.wordpress.com/2010/05/05/curry-chicken-rundown/

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