Soul food is a strong and powerful staple in the African American families. It is the basis of black culture, it’s what has brought so many families together through the good and the bad. When I consider soul food I think of macaroni and cheese, fried chicken and catfish, collard greens, cornbread, and sweet potato pie. But there are some foods I think shouldn’t be considered soul food such as chitterlings “chitterlingss”. As a kid my family use to cook chitterlings on major holidays such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, or New Years.
This passage that is spoken by Eumaeus represents two themes. The first is the theme of hospitality. Throughout The Odyssey, a common theme of hospitality has been shown. Eumaeus has welcomed the traveler into his home and has given him shelter and food despite the fact that he has little to offer compared to some of the other people that have hosted Odysseus. In this passage Eumaeus tells some of the other swine herders to get the largest hog and cut him up for their guest.
The next step was to cut banana leaves and aluminum to about twelve inches per seven inches shaped as rectangles to do the wrapping. Then, my mother grab a large spoonful of the masa placed it in the middle of the banana leaf and added chicken, potatoes, and garbanzos. After that she handed me the tamale so I can fold it tightly to seal it. Took use about an hour to make the one hundred fifty tamales. It was getting late already it was ten o’clock and the tamales still needed to be cooked.
The First Thanksgiving Everyone knows about Thanksgiving and eating turkey and pie, with a little cranberry sauce. Even though that is not what the pilgrims and Indians really did on the first Thanksgiving. Most elementary schools teach about how the pilgrims and Indians were friends. That they wore nice clothing, and ate at a giant table all together with a cornucopia in front of them. That is not really what happened; they probably did not have a table or pretty clothes.
Meals were prepared carefully to be aesthetically pleasing and tasty. Soups were a luxury as they were very expensive due to the many spices used to add color and flavor. Food was prepared over an open fire, with pots and pans similar to the ones we use now. An interesting fact about the renaissance is that forks were created during this time. Although they were available to peasants, most refused to use them because they thought represented the devil due to it looking similar to the devils Trident.
Like the Greeks and the Romans they studied, they enjoyed having huge feasts with lots of fancy dishes. Similar to the peasants, they ate soups and broths, but these soups were spiced with exotic spices like ginger, cinnamon, and black pepper and often sweetened with sugar. Also, meat was much more present in their menu in consideration of the fact they were much more wealthy. They would have large roasts of beef, stag, or pig. At wedding, festivals, and elegant banquets, the upper class feasted upon game birds such as swans, peacocks, or cranes.
He didn’t understand his grandmother obsession over food. He says in his essay that he knows his grandmother "obsession wasn’t with food... or money". Jonathans grandmother had one plate that everyone hailed to which was chicken and carrots. By that time Jonathan was not yet a vegetarian. Granted, the day came when they were both with their babysitter enjoying a delicious plate of chicken with carrot that his grandmother had prepared.
Main reason is that Ukraine is agricultural country and some time ago the hog growing was very popular in every family living in the country side. Historically lard breed of hogs were grown and the lard was used in different types: rendered, salted or fried. Today eating of lard can’t be considered as a national kind of sport because the tradition of growing the lard breed of hogs is lost, and that young people prefer to live a healthy life style. Not many people do eat the lard – may be elder generation or to honor the tradition you could be offered ground lard with garlic in Ukrainian
However, the Elizabethans did not know quite how to use or cook these foods to their optimum, so they were not as tasty as they could have been and tended to be kept as special delicacies. But also the poor people had to eat to! consisting largely of bread, fish, cheese and ale, but the rich of Elizabethan England ate well. All kind of meats were served such as lamb, beef, mutton, pork, bacon, veal, rabbit, hare, and fowl such as peacock, swan, goose, blackbirds and pigeon. They also ate different kind of freshwater and sea fish.
Another thing about that my culture is well known for is food. My culture has a variety of food that we eat. It goes from seafood to home cook food. Some of our most greatest food is seafood such as crawfish, shrimp, seafood gumbo, & boudin because it’s apart of cajun culture. We like our food cooked with a little bit of home in it.