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Ancient pizza

Pizza has been around for at least 2,000 years as these ancient Roman examples show. It wasn’t until the 18th century that Italians began adding tomato sauce, ushering in the modern pizza. Have a yummy NATIONAL PIZZA DAY.

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Cubed buffalo and potatoes. Add onions, carrots, beans, squash, corn. Season with pepper, salt, bay leaf. Optional: maple, hickory, died pears, nuts, bell pepper. Boil, simmer for 2 hours. (might work well with beef)

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1 cup dried hominy, 3 cups water, 1 cup chopped black walnuts/hickory nuts, 1 cup dried currants/raisins, hickory salt flavoring. Boil and simmer hominy. Add other items, cook. Chopped jerky may be added.

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Taino holiday food


Slow roast pork from the Boriken Taino, especially popular for the holidays in the Puerto Rican mountains. For 1 pork shoulder: 1 garlic clove, 1 peppercorn, ¼ TSP oregano, 1 TSP kosher salt, 1 TSP olive oil, ½ TSP white vinegar.

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Kickapoo Pumpkin Soup

Modernized—simmer over stove or campfire. 2 15oz cans pumpkin, 5oz can evaporated milk, 12oz can creamed corn, TSP garlic powder, pinch nutmeg, chicken bouillon cube, pinch pepper, crushed garlic clove, TBS butter, 15oz can chicken broth. Offer some to the clan.

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Lumbee Collard Sandwich

Collard greens cooked in oil, dash of water. Season with sugar/salt. Use fried cornbread/johnnycake. Cover 2 pieces with collard greens, 2 more pieces on the outside. Top with 2 slices of bacon. [my triple-great-grandfather, John Pate, came from Lumbee territory]

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Wampanoag for stew: turkey or venison, mixed beans, hominy, dried onions, cubed winter squash/pumpkin, green beans, pounded sunflower seeds or nuts, green beans, optional clam juice and Jerusalem artichokes.

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Lumbee Sweet Potato Pie

The Lumbee Tribe settled in southeastern North Carolina. Sweet potatoes have become their national food, perhaps because of the swampy area they lived in. A full recipe for Lumbee Sweet Potato Pie can be found at https://www.facebook.com/523345727767100/posts/thank-you-to-ms-ellen-bullard-for-sharing-her-favorite-sweet-potato-recipe-with-/3247954915306154/ 6-8 Sweet Potatoes, 2 TSP Nutmeg, TSP cinnamon, 1 TSP Allspice, 2 TSP Vanilla, 1 ½ cups Evaporated milk, 1½ cups sugar, 5 large eggs, 1½ sticks butter, 1 sprinkle salt, 4 regular pie shells or 3 Deep Dish Pie Shells, ½ cup brown sugar

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Yes, the Pilgrims ate this

Nasaump cornmeal porridge

Ancient Wapanoag recipe:  1 cup stone ground flint cornmeal, ⅓ cup small strawberries, ⅓ cup blueberries, 2 TBS crushed black walnuts, 2 TBS crushed hazelnuts, 2 TBS crushed pumpkin seeds, optional maple syrup. Boil in water for 15 minutes. Serve. If allowed to cool and harden, it can be fried as cakes.

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Eatin’ Good

Lumbee chicken n’ pastry (chicken n’ paster)

The Lumbee Indians are a huge tribe in southeastern North Carolina. This is their signature dish. It’s similar to what I call chicken n’ dumplings. I was unable to find a recipe, but online cooking videos are available. [my triple-great-grandfather, John Pate, came from Lumbee territory]

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