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The definitive survey of this iconic southern food, Collards recounts the surprising story of where collards originated, how they arrived in the American South, and how millions who grow and cook collards make them a cornerstone of southern foodways.European crops as early as about 1500.41 One plant historian concludes that Spanish explorer Giovanni Battista Benzoni ... In the 1600s and early 1700s European ships began to carry sauerkraut for preventing scurvy; therefore, it is possible that ... gardens from that period, partly because greens were seldom considered important for investment or documentation. ... corn, and beans being considered poor but acceptable substitutes for the foods of Spain, and theft being preferable toanbsp;...

Author:Edward H. Davis, John T. Morgan
Publisher:University of Alabama Press - 2015-03-30


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