Thursday, August 20, 2009

Homemade and Homeraised in Bossier Parish

Photo of a community Christmas party in 1949 at Bossier High School.
Local residents have fond memories of local produce, but exotic oranges were special enough to be tempting Christmas presents.

1998.047.201 Photo by Bacon’s Studio; Bossier Chamber of Commerce Collection

Bossier Parish Food 1910's - 1960's

An exhibit coming soon to the Plain Dealing branch library

Eating across the food groups without going to the store, cont...

Fruits and Veggies - Some of the fondest food memories of people who grew up in the country in Bossier Parish are of fresh vegetables and fruit. If residents had a garden when they were growing up, they would point out how well they ate and that they always had enough to eat. They can yearningly list what came out of their gardens: Melons, turnip greens, cabbage, potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn and peas. Their mothers would cook from the garden "whatever they had a mess of"and would also preserve food to last them through the year.

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