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Re: Hello/now vegetables

Interesting Zem. Sounds like you are talking about East Texas on both
accounts. Fascinating sociological phenomenon. Wonder if anyone has ever
figured out why??


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Zemuly@aol.com
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sat, 15 Mar 2003 10:08:24 EST

>In a message dated 03/15/2003 12:22:57 AM Central Standard Time, 
>mtalt@hort.net writes:
>> Try a little marjoram in your lima beans - just a touch - with
>> butter, salt and pepper...
>Where I grew up everything was boiled forever with hog jowl, ham hock or fat 
>back then was served with pepper sauce, jalapenos from the garden and/or 
>homemade hot chow chow.  My belief is that Southern food is served with such 
>hot stuff because of 1) every body suffers from sinus problems and, 
>therefore, cannot smell or taste, or 2) the high incidence of alcoholism 
>results in the same loss. (Now I am speaking of the Mississippi Delta where 
>both problems are the norm.) I was grown before I knew what some vegetables 
>really tasted like. <LOL> I still like them with all the condiments, but now 
>I like them plain, too.
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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