Thursday, January 31, 2008

from Aztec food to Grammy award category*

* from a slide in Food and Culture in Louisiana class

Phaseolus vulgaris is the common bean and is one of the most ancient crops in the Americas.
The Aztecs called the bean ayacotli.
Spaniards took seeds back to Europe.
The French called this new bean haricot.
Southwest Louisiana French speaking African Americans (Creoles of color) have a song about not having money for meat to flavor the beans, "Les Haricot Sont Pas Sale".
Les Haricot >> zarico >> zodico >> zydeco
Feb 10, 2008 -- first Cajun/zydeco Grammy

snack for this class was slow cooked green beans, potatoes, onion, garlic, and turkey tasso, which i did not try.

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