Archive for April, 2016

Savannah pub crawl story

Why didn’t Sherman burn Savannah?

Why didn’t Union General William T. Sherman burn Savannah during the Civil War? In fifteen years as a tour guide in Savannah, I’ve heard a lot of theories. One of the local myths that refuses to die is the claim …

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history of collard greens

What is the History of Collard Greens?

I was recently asked a great question on our food tour in Savannah: “What is the history of collard greens?” Well, greens date back to prehistoric times. They are practically the dinosaurs of edible plants– they’re one of the …

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ghost tour in savannah

Do We Have Voodoo in Savannah?

I often get asked while leading our Savannah ghost tour about Voodoo. Do we have Voodoo in Savannah? In order to answer, I have to first explain the difference between Voodoo, which is spirituality mixed with Catholicism, and hoodoo, …

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Savannah Culinary Tour

The History of Chicken Wings

One of the best things about doing research for the Savannah Culinary Tour is learning why and how certain foods became popular. We like to have a Southern focus to our food history research, but this is not always the …

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Savannah Culinary ATour

How Did The Civil War Affect Southern Cuisine?

As a tour guide who leads the Savannah Culinary Tour, I’ve noticed some themes developing in our narrative. One of the things that I definitely try to get across during the tour experience is that Southern food is always …

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