The Great Depression of the 1930s left millions of Americans unable to support themselves or their families. As a teenager, Lillie McLaurin of Hattiesburg remembers the time she encountered a soup line. She relates how the experience changed her priorities.
McLaurin recalls how her father would give some of his shifts at work to others with less seniority and a certain grocer who gave away food to those in need. Please enjoy this extended version of the original broadcast.
For many growing up in Mississippi, cold weather meant that it was hog-killing time. Charles Wright of Natchez remembers sneaking late night snacks from his grandmother's smoke house.
Wright recalls his family's Christmas gatherings as a time filled with a lot of food and a lot of Love.
Happy Holidays from the Mississippi Moments family to your family!
Jessie Turner of Natchez discusses his family's tradition of hunting and cooking wild game and how it evolved from an economic necessity to a sport that fosters friendship and community.
He explains how to cook a wild hog in the field and his two favorite methods for cooking raccoon in this extended version of the broadcast episode.
Songol Arslan of Jackson grew of in Ankara, Turkey. She describes a traditional Turkish diet and discusses some dishes are served during the holidays.
Of all of the dishes that Arslan prepares for her American friends, they love her carrot salad the most. She reveals how it's made.
Kenneth York is the Tribal Historian for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. He discusses traditional Choctaw sources of carbohydrates as well as the soups and stews that the Choctaws prepared in clay pots over an open fire. York also describes the wide variety of game that Mississippi Choctaws enjoyed barbequing.