A savory history of Arkansas Delta food : pot likker, coon suppers and chocolate gravy / Cindy Grisham. pages cm Includes bibliographical references and index. print edition ISBN 9781609499808 1. FoodArkansasArkansas DeltaHistory. 2.
Author: Cindy Grisham
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Up and down the Arkansas Delta, food tells a story. Whether the time Bill Clinton nearly died on the way to a coon dinner or the connections made over biscuits and gravy or the more common chicken and dumpling feuds, the area is no stranger to history. One of America's last frontiers, it was settled in the late nineteenth century by a rough-and-tumble collection of timber men, sharecroppers and entrepreneurs from all over the world who embraced the traditional foodways and added their own twists. Today, the Arkansas Delta is the nation's largest producer of rice and adds other crops like catfish and sweet potatoes. Join author Cindy Grisham for this delicious look into Delta cuisine.