Audio Recording The menu at E&A Soul Food Restaurant

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The menu at E&A Soul Food Restaurant
Contributor Names
Benson, Easter (Narrator)
Levitas, Susan, 1961- (Interviewer)
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Subject Headings
-  African Americans
-  Food
-  Restaurants
-  Foodways
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  E & A Soul Food Restaurant (Paterson, N.J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
-  Interview with Easter Benson, owner of E & A Soul Food Restaurant.
-  Summary of audio segment: At restaurant she serves: biscuits, cornbread, macaroni and cheese, sweet potato pie, cakes, pinto beans, lima beans, candied yams, vegetable soup, field peas, potato salad, cabbage, string beans, and meat, we have baked turkey, barbecue spare ribs, barbecue beef ribs, pork chops, steak, turkey. Whatever, just name it we have it. We even have sausage and pepper, spaghetti, we sometimes make a pan of lasagna -- but that doesn't sell well, mostly here is soul food -- stewed chicken, fried chicken, barbecue chicken, baked chicken. All of it is common food. "And it's very high seasoned. That's what makes it soul food."
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-SL-A009
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
American Folklife Center
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Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Benson, Easter, and Susan Levitas. The menu at E&A Soul Food Restaurant. -08-11, 1994. Audio.

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Benson, E. & Levitas, S. (1994) The menu at E&A Soul Food Restaurant. -08-11. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Benson, Easter, and Susan Levitas. The menu at E&A Soul Food Restaurant. -08-11, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.