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Weekly Bite of Yiddishkayt: My Ancestor Fought In The American Civil War, Not on the “Right” Side

A different kind of yikhes (family legacy): Professor Marc Caplan considers his ancestor’s involvement in the American Civil War, which ended 150 years ago this spring.

Wexler Oral History Project

What Backs Ate, Part III - The Fried Chicken Which Broke His Backs

New Orleans. The last stop on our Southern journey.

The city we loved; the city which tore us apart.

The city in which the Great Love’s food odyssey reached its grand, gumbo-fuelled climax and the city which broke his Backs. 1,125 more words


The Edible South

This review first appeared in CHoWline, the monthly newsletter of the Culinary Historians of Washington, D.C., where Marcy Cohen Ferris spoke to members about her book, … 98 more words


What Backs Ate, Part II - the Memphis (deep fried) Leg

The fourth day of our Southern tour was a real cracker.

It involved Memphis. And if you can involve yourself in Memphis, I’d suggest you did exactly that.  921 more words


What Backs Ate - The Southern Food Odyssey Begins

He was on a mission.

A mission inspired by a love of Cajun, deep fried anything, and a slow-cooked, secondary-cut meat.

We were in America in October 2014 for Bianca and Petty’s wedding and post their magnificent nuptials we were Deep South-bound and nothing was going to stand in the way of the Great Love and his determination to eat out the South. 845 more words