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A Brief History of Chocolate

A Brief History of Chocolate | Ancient history of Southern Foods | Scoop.it
Uncover the bittersweet story of this ancient treat and watch a VIDEO
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Chocolate may not be seen as a "Southern" food, but cacao was first domesticated in the Americas around 4000 years ago. This overview of the history of one of our favorite plant foods from the Smithsonian Magazine is compelling.

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Wild Persimmons--Facts, Uses and Health Benefits

Wild Persimmons--Facts, Uses and Health Benefits | Ancient history of Southern Foods | Scoop.it
foraging, natural food, harvest, fruit, southern food, south, folk magic

Via Shay Davidson
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Native persimmion has many traditional uses.

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Vegan Fried Chicken Recipe - Southern Vegetarian Fried Chicken - Vegan Soul Food

Vegan Fried Chicken is the last thing this southern vegan thought she would be making about 3 years ago. I always knew that fried chicken was the one food (m...
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Southern comfort food favorites get a vegan make-over. What does this say about the stereotypical Southerner?

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Let's Talk Turkey: Digital Zooarchaeology in the Virtual Curation ...

by Bernard K. Means, Director As Thanksgiving approaches, I thought I'd reflect briefly on our digital zooarchaeology efforts in the Virtual Curation Laboratory. Most of these efforts involve a cooperative relationship with Dr.
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Earliest Evidence Of Domesticated Maize Discovered: Dates Back 8,700 Years

Earliest Evidence Of Domesticated Maize Discovered: Dates Back 8,700 Years | Ancient history of Southern Foods | Scoop.it
Maize was domesticated from its wild ancestor more than 8,700 years according to biological evidence uncovered by researchers in the Mexico's Central Balsas River Valley. This is the earliest dated evidence -- by 1,200 years -- for the presence and use of domesticated maize.
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Maize (corn) was domesticated nearly 9000 years ago. This is the earliest date we have for corn domestication. This information changes how we view the origins of agriculture in the Americas.

The researchers involved in this project are well-respected in the archaeology profession. 

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New Orleans' Southern Food and Beverage Museum

One of New Orleans' history museums is the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, located in the Riverwalk along the Mississippi. It is *the* place to learn abou...
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83 Best Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes - Southern Living

83 Best Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes - Southern Living | Ancient history of Southern Foods | Scoop.it
Classic Sweet Potato Casserole. This mouthwatering sweet potato casserole will satisfy lovers of crunchy pecans and cornflakes as well as marshmallows. Recipe: Classic Sweet Potato Casserole; Cooking Video: Classic Sweet Potato ...
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Do you know where sweet potatoes originated?

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