African Americans consume the common foods found in national grocery store chains, much as other Americans. However, a person's relationship to traditions carried down through the generations after the abolition of slavery may vary depending on where they reside.
Many African Americans embrace a hybrid identity that combines New World and African culinary traditions. Here, for the first time, the situation of African American culinary culture is thoroughly discussed in the vital context of comprehending the West African origins of the majority of contemporary African Americans. All the appropriate times for African Americans to make and consume symbolic foods that represent their identity and culture are covered in the Special times chapter.
Food Cultures in America
William Frank Mitchell
African American Food Culture
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