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Food and Guns Part 2

West and Central Africans came to colonial America with a familiarity with hunting wild game.  One source says that in Africa they employed themselves in hunting and thus arrived in the Carolinas and other parts of the Southeast having hunted squirrels, “Guinea-fowls, partridges, and pigeons.”  Thus the culinary transition to slavery in America in terms of hunting had not been as difficult for a people cooking with gun obtained wild game similar to what they shot in Africa before captivity.

West African Foodways and Recipes: http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=West+Africa

Central African Foodways and Recipes: http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=Central+Africa

History of Guns in America: [listen now 54 min 8 sec] http://backstoryradio.org/straight-shot-guns-in-america-rebroadcast/

Food and Guns Part 3

Food and Guns Part 1