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Foods That Cool The Body Part 2

Spicy shrimp and grits, recipe below 
 My wife and children love spicy hot food. In doing research for my book Hog and Hominy http://cup.columbia.edu/book/978-0-231-14638-8/hog-and-hominy I learned that allot of the peppers that spice up dishes here in the Americas came from Africa via the African slave Trade. Enslaved Africans cultivated them in subsistence gardens in Brazil, Cuba, Martinique, and the Carolinas. For instance, we know that, as early as 1742, South Carolinians cultivated Guinea Pepper from an African tree that planter and slave owner Eliza Lucas Pinckney claimed produced a “good ingredient” used for seasoning simple low country seafood dishes. 

Spicy Hot Food Stories and Recipes: http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=Spicy

Rivers Through the Lens of Food Part 1

Foods That Cool The Body Part 1