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Eating In the Side RoomFood, Archaeology, and African American Identity$
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Mark S. Warner

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780813061115

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813061115.001.0001

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The Foods They Ate

The Foods They Ate

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(p.49) 4 The Foods They Ate
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Eating In the Side Room
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Mark S. Warner

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813061115.003.0004

Chapter 4 explores the foods the families ate--at least in terms of foods preserved in the archaeological record. What is missing, of course, are the methods used to cook the meats, the side dishes that accompanied them, knowing the family routines of who was busy in the kitchen and who helped with clean-up. The bones, scales, and shells we recovered, however, do have a story to tell. It is a story that places the eating habits of these two families firmly within broader African American food traditions and, to some extent, mass consumer culture.

Keywords:   African American food traditions, Mass consumer culture, Archaeological record

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