By Sam Bowers Hilliard
When old geographer Sam B. Hilliard’s ebook Hog Meat and Hoecake used to be released in 1972, it used to be sooner than its time. It used to be one of many first scholarly examinations of the $64000 position meals performed in a region’s background, tradition, and politics, and it has for the reason that turn into a landmark of foodways scholarship.
In the publication Hilliard examines the foodstuff offer, nutritional conduct, and agricultural offerings of the antebellum American South, together with Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. He explores the main southern foodstuff assets on the time, the nearby creation of commodity vegetation, and the position of these items within the subsistence economy.
Far from being essentially a plantation approach focusing on money plants akin to cotton and tobacco, Hilliard demonstrates that the South produced large quantities of foodstuffs for nearby intake. actually, the South produced so abundantly that, apart from wines and cordials, southern tables weren't basically stocked with the necessities yet amply weighted down with veritable cuisine to boot. (Though opposite to well known opinion, neither grits nor hominy ever got here as regards to being universally utilized in the South ahead of the Civil War.)
Hilliard’s specialise in meals conduct, tradition, and intake used to be revolutionary—as was once his discovery that malnutrition used to be no longer a big explanation for the South’s defeat within the Civil conflict. His e-book proven the tools and vocabulary for learning a region’s food within the context of its tradition that foodways students nonetheless hire this day. This reissue is a superb and well timed reminder of that.
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