- Jul 30, 2012
Would we be giving up culture or scraps, I'm not talking about the preparation of the food. I'm talking about the pig ears, lips, foot, tail, and lets not forget the famous dodo tube "chitlanes". All the stuff poor white folk better known as plantation managers (cause the plantation owners were across the water) gave us to eat. I refuse to call them master .Another quote from the article...
"Many cookbooks and soul food restaurants have started to modify traditional soul food recipes so that they are healthier. It is also important to involve the Black community in educating others on nutrition. This can be done at beauty shops, barber shops, schools, civic organizations, churches, etc. (Dixon, 1997, p. 3B). Many nutritional experts agree that it is important to have a diet with as much variety as possible. Black Americans can be encouraged to use other types of greens in addition to collards. Many substitute foods are rich in needed nutrients. It is important that they reduce the amount of dairy that they consume and eat less meat with their meals. The early Africans had a rich diet of whole grains, vegetables, and fruits, and it would be beneficial for modern day African-Americans to be aware of that fact. It would be beneficial because they would be able to eat healthy without feeling that they are giving up their culture."
"Can the African-American Diet be Made Healthier Without Giving Up Culture?"
And please let me be clear I would never insult the ancesters because they did what they had to do to servive, in order for us to live. Also we could by diamonds from the house they stole from us, and run around dissrespecting ourselves, our woman and thier legacy.
I will read the acticle it sounds promissing.