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A Gastronomic Home

When I stepped off the plane in Little Rock — on that decade-ago trip that combined history research with my first visit to extended family in fourteen years — I was famished….Thank goodness my cousin had recommended The Black-Eyed Pea, with its chicken-fried chicken, black-eyed peas with ham and lots of pepper, cornbread, and a giant glass of iced tea.

The love of local food surely must be a measure of home, no matter how long you’ve been away.

Read the rest of my appreciation for Southern food HERE.

“A Gastronomic Home” recently appeared in Arkansauce: The Journal of Arkansas Foodways, published by the Special Collections Department of the University of Arkansas Libraries.

 

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