American Foodways

American Foodways - 10/26 Lecture Spotlight on American...

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10/26 Lecture: Spotlight on American Foodways Early Recipes: - Popular early colonial dishes represent a hybrid between Native American, European and African foods: succotash, Brunswick stew, okra stew, spoon bread, - Stonewall Plantation, Louisiana o were eating turtle, venison, gasper goo, waterbirds, cow, sheep, raccoon, opossum, bear o colonal wares-manufactured by Tunica Indians - Storage o Rums preserved well o Spanish olive jars - Transporting/Preserving Food o Pickling…pickled herring corned beef, pickled cucumbers, okra, corn, relish, etc o Curing (smoking and salting), salt cod, “country ham” o Jamming: preserving with sugar, extremely expensive o Drying—effectives for fruits/vegetables - o 1813-First commercial caning factory in England (6cans/hr) o 1846- Henry Evans invents a machine that can manufacture tin cans at 60/hr o True sanitary cans invented in 1904 o First Patented Can Opener 1858 first can opener 1866- key-open sardine cans patented Easy to use can opener patented in 1870—the kind with the wheel
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course ANTHRO 2AC taught by Professor Wilkie during the Fall '07 term at Berkeley.

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