Download PDF by Edward H. Davis,John T. Morgan: Collards: A Southern Tradition from Seed to Table

By Edward H. Davis,John T. Morgan

Food is key to southern tradition, and collard vegetables play a relevant function within the South’ s culinary traditions. A dinner party to the famished, a present to the powerful, and a convenience to the weary, collards have lengthy been held expensive within the food-loving southern center. In Collards: A Southern culture from Seed to Table, Edward H. Davis and John T. Morgan offer this emblematic and loved vegetable the full-length survey its attention-grabbing and intricate historical past merits.


The e-book starts off with collards’ vague origins. Like an exceptional detective tale, the hunt for collards’ domestic kingdom leads the authors either to Europe and West Africa, the place they get to the bottom of a story as spectacular and intricate as that of southern humans themselves. Crossing again over the Atlantic, the authors traverse miles of yank again roads, from Arkansas to Florida and from Virginia to Louisiana. They vividly recount visits to houses, gardens, grocers, farms, and eating places the place the numerous different types of collards are commemorated, from the favourite eco-friendly collards to the yellow cabbage collard and infrequent crimson cultivars.


In uncovering the secrets and techniques of becoming collards, the authors find prize-winning patches of the plant, interview “ seed savers,” and supply worthwhile information for kitchen gardeners. in addition they describe how collards made the bounce from kitchen backyard staple to hugely valued advertisement crop.


Collards captures the tastes, smells, and prize-winning recipes from the South’ s most advantageous collards gala's. They locate collards on the houses of farmers, jazz musicians, governors, and metal staff. relatives to cabbage and broccoli yet better to either in dietary price, collard vegetables go beyond human divisions of black and white, wealthy and terrible, subtle and rustic, and concrete and rural.


Food tendencies might come and move, yet collards are a convention that southerners go back to time and again. Richly illustrated in colour, Collards demonstrates the abiding centrality of this eco-friendly leafy vegetable to the foodways of the yank South. In it, readers will rediscover an outdated friend.

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