The food of famed folklorist Zora Neale Hurston

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Author Zora Neale Hurston wrote of general stores and juke joints. Photo courtesy of Library of Congress, New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection

Eatonville was the first all-Black city to be incorporated into the state of Florida. It was where famed writer, folklorist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston was raised in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Hurston’s characters are often the struggling poor, and food is prominent in her stories. In 2015, Good Food spoke to Frederick Douglass Opie about how Zora Neale Hurston used regional food in her work.

Frederick Douglass Opie’s book is about how Zora Neale Hurston used regional food in her work. Photo courtesy of The History Press
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