Celebrating the Food of Juneteenth.
Food demonstration videos, include the significance of the foods prepared for Juneteenth.
The Taste of Freedom: Juneteenth Celebration cookbook written by the John B. Coleman Library staff is available for downloading and printing.
Link to Taste of Freedom Cookbook
As a tribute to the former Interim library director, Dr. James A. Wilson who passed away June 10, 2020 and was a contributor to the Taste of Freedom Cookbook, his recipe is included below:
Popeye’s Fried Chicken (An Alternative to Popeye’s)
What You Need
6 cups vegetable oil
2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tbs. salt
1 Tbs. white pepper
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
2 tsp. paprika
1 frying chicken with skin, cut in pieces
Heat oil over medium heat in a deep fryer or in a deep cast-iron skillet on the stove. Combine the flour, salt, peppers, and paprika in a bowl. In another bowl, break eggs and beat until well-blended. Check temperature of oil by dropping a pinch of flour mixture in pan. If the oil bubbles rapidly around the flour, it will be the right temperature. Dip each piece of chicken into eggs; then coat generously with the flour mixture. Drop each piece into the hot oil and fry for 15 to 25 minutes or until the chicken is a dark golden brown. Drain chicken on paper towels and serve warm.
(Taste of Freedom Juneteenth Celebration Cookbook, pg 18)