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"Our state has such a rich history. For 500 years, cultures ranging from Cracker to Hispanic to Minorcan and more have spiced up our melting pot. And a big part of that is our food. Food is not just sustenance here; it’s a way of life. We grow our own fruits and vegetables. Even in winter, we hunt our own game, grunt our own worms, shuck our own
oysters and smoke our own mullet. And we have been for centuries.
Florida Soup is for the native and newcomer alike. Eric Dusenbery speaks to those of us who love a good story, long for slower clocks and fold memories into meals like so much butter and flour. This isn’t a eulogy but a glimpse of what still is, and will be, if we can keep it.
The men and women who are profiled in these pages will invite you onto their land, up on their porch and into their kitchen. They will share their stories. This is the Florida I know and love, and I hope you will too."
From the Foreword by Adam H. Putnam,
Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture in
Florida Soup: Putting History On the Table