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A South You Never Ate: Savoring Flavors and Stories from the Eastern Shore of Virginia

Bernard L. Herman


Nestled between the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, and stretching from Hampton Roads to Assateague Island, Virginia's Eastern Shore is a distinctly southern place with an exceptionally southern taste. Four centuries of encounter, imagination, and invention continue to shape the foodways of the Eastern Shore of Virginia, melding influences from Indigenous peoples, European migrants, enslaved and free West Africans, and more recent newcomers. Herman reveals how local ingredients and the cooks who have prepared them for the table have developed a distinctly American terroir--the flavors o ... More

Keywords: Eastern Shore, Virginia, Terroir, Southern taste, Foodways, Storytelling traditions, Recipes, Culinary traditions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781469653471
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653471.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bernard L. Herman, author
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill