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American Indian Food
by Samford, Dr. Patricia M. American Indian Food Originally published as "Discovering What Native North Carolinians Ate" By Dr. Patricia M. Samford Reprinted with permission from Tar Heel Junior Historian, Spring [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Apples
by Castle, Sheri. Apples Originally published as "Take Your Pick of North Carolina Apples" By Sheri Castle Reprinted with permission from Tar Heel Junior Historian, Spring 2007. Tar Heel Junior Historian [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Barbecue
by Dough, Wynne. Barbecue is one of North Carolina's most popular foods as well as a beloved cultural icon. The word is thought to have entered the English language through the Spanish, who encountered in the West [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Barbecue
by Graham, Nicholas. Barbecue by Nicholas Graham NC Digital Heritage Center, 2010. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries. See also: Hush Puppies; Barbecue (Encyclopedia of North [...] (from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries.)
Beer
by LeClaire, Bryan. During the last half of the nineteenth century, an influx of German immigrants brought lager beer with them to many parts of the United States. The American taste for beer grew steadily during this [...] (from NCpedia.)
Beer and Breweries
by Campbell, Karl E. The brewing of beer in the region that would become North Carolina began long before the first Europeans arrived. According to John Lawson's A New Voyage to Carolina (1709), Native Americans made [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Black-Eyed Pea
by Zimmerman, Carmena B. A black-eyed pea is a small, cream-colored, kidney-shaped legume with a black "eye" (hilum) at its inner curve. It is also known as a cow pea or field pea. Under the "southern peas" classification, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blakeley Silver Service
by Murray, Elizabeth Reid, Farnham, Thomas J. Blakeley Silver Service by Thomas J. Farnham, 2006 Additional research provided by Elizabeth Reid Murray. See also: Wasp. Word that Captain Johnston Blakeley and the men of the U.S. [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blind Tiger
by Powell, William S. "Blind tiger" was a term of unknown origin applied to establishments that sold liquor during Prohibition. Newspapers and other publications in North Carolina in the 1920s used it as a synonym for [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bradham, Caleb Davis
by Copeland, Elizabeth H. Caleb Davis Bradham, founder of Pepsi-Cola, pharmacist, and Shriner, was born at Chinquapin, Duplin County, the son of George Washington and Julia McCann Bradham. He was of English and Scotch-Irish [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Breads
by Norris, David A., Mills, Jerry Leath, Wright, Marilyn. Breads of various types have been essential elements of the foodways of North Carolinians since long before European settlement. Corn was the base ingredient for North Carolina's earliest Indian [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Buttermilk
by Masci, Athena. Buttermilk, the liquid left when milk or cream is churned into butter, has long added to the richness of North Carolina cuisine. It is the essential ingredient in the buttermilk biscuit-a southern [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Calabash
by Barefoot, Daniel W. Calabash is a fishing and resort town situated on the Calabash River in southwestern Brunswick County. Dubbed the "Seafood Capital of the World" by a food editor of the New York Times, the small town [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cheerwine
by McGrath, Eileen. In 1913 L. D. Peeler and several other investors in Salisbury purchased stock in the Kentucky-based Mint-Cola Bottling Company, and Peeler started the local bottling franchise of the company. When [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
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