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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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 Tour

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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What is the History of Crab Cakes? Our Savannah Food Tour Answers

What is the history of crab cakes? Fans of this delicious dish will certainly find the offerings in Savannah satisfying, but one has to wonder about the origin of this delectable dish. In fact, this very question was asked on …

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A Savannah Ghost Story: Quacking Up

A Savannah ghost story: One of the benefits of running a Savannah ghost tour is that a lot of people are willing to tell me their ghost stories. All ghost tales have their good points, but the stories are especially …

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History of Shrimp and Grits on the Culinary Tour

One of the things I love most about running the Savannah Culinary Tour is that I get to talk a lot about the history of food. One of the biggest hits that is served on our Savannah food tour is …

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Ghosts of River Street

I get great questions at the end of tours sometimes: a woman on our Savannah ghost tour asked me where she could best expect to have a paranormal experience of her very own. Perhaps it was just that I was …

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Fried Chicken in Savannah: No Separation of Church and Plate

Fried Chicken in Savannah

You simply cannot take a food tour in Savannah without hearing about (and sampling some) fried chicken in Savannah. Southern cuisine and this magical, delicious dish are linked. Indeed, as I worked up a restaurant list …

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The Early Savannah Colonists: What Did They Eat?

What did early Savannah colonists eat? One of the main themes of the Savannah Culinary Tour is to explore how diet has changed over the years. It’s a fascinating topic, and one easily explored on a walking tour as we …

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