Honor, Soul Food, and the Great Adventure
Saturday News Scraps Newsletter, V1/E11
Hello there, I put a little phrase in Tuesday’s story that revealed my husband and I have Covid. We’re in the 7th day and the brains and bodies still aren’t working. This means today’s Scraps is short. I hope your barbecues, salads (check out the coleslaw recipe), and desserts are delicious. I hope you enjoy the fireworks and parades. And I hope you gather with friends and family and hold them tight in these trouble times. If you come around to our house, we’ll wave from our porch and raise a cold beer to you and the day’s festivities. ~Pat
Table of Content
All of Them
Soul Food Coleslaw
The Great Adventure Begins
All of Them We know the numbers
This weekend, our country is rightly honoring the approximately 1,354,664 Americans who died in our wars from 1775 to 2017. The 2,939 Americans, adults as well as children, who have died from mass shootings between the 13 people killed at Ft. Hood U.S. Army Base in Texas on November 5, 2009 to the 21 children and adults murdered at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on May 24, 2021 need to be honored, too. They died in a war we’re not winning.
Soul Food Coleslaw Recipe, cooking lesson, and history all in one
I understand the following looks intimating because it’s a long narrative and probably comes off as a fine example of what a lazy mess I am at the moment. But, trust me, there is purpose. Soul food, like all the world’s great cuisines, depends on how much you lend yourself to understanding the underpinnings of it. This is why I am presenting a scan of Sheila Ferguson’s magnificent coleslaw recipe from her book, Soul Food, Classic Cuisine from the Deep South, instead of pulling it together in a traditional recipe form. I want you to approach this as if Sheila is right there at your elbow guiding you along. Enjoy her encouraging voice and the cooking wisdom behind it.