Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Black Eyed Peas
Black Eyed Peas is a great dish eaten in Southern Culture. The black eyed pea is also known as the "cow pea". It originates from the country Africa and was brought to America in the early 1600's. The pea became popular when George Washington Carver started promoting it because of the great amount of nitrogen it gave planting soil. Now most people doesn't use it for that purpose, mostly for only eating. The southern states took a big hold on the pea and now its became a traditional southern dish. Eating Black-eyed peas on New Years brings a scence of prosperity in the Southern States. When preparing black eyed peas they are traditionally cooked with a pork ingredients for the great flavor. Such as bacon,fatback or neckbones. Also they are cooked with diced onions and served with a hot sauce. To find a great way to cook Black Eyed Peas click the link:
Black Eyed Peas Recipe
This is Kavon Jones giving you your history update on your favorite southern dishes. Come back next week for information on more southern dishes.