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Hoppin’ John – Celebrating the New Year with a Southern American Tradition

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Hoppin’ John – Celebrating the New Year with a Southern American Tradition

By Antonia and Ariel Demas For over 4,000 years, the ancient world developed calendars related to agricultural or celestial events such as the flooding of the Nile in Egypt or the vernal equinox in Rome. It was not until Julius Caesar got his mathematicians and astronomers in 46 BC[1] to figure out a calendar thatContinue reading “Hoppin’ John – Celebrating the New Year with a Southern American Tradition”

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Welcome to the “Food is Good to Think” blog! The title of the blog is a quote from the French anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss. This quote is the framework for the Food is Elementary curriculum and the work of the Food Studies Institute. We love this quote because food is fascinating to think about as itContinue reading “Food is Good to Think Blog”

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