Okra. Gumbo. Greens. There are so many dishes that are directly tied to the slave trade – a period in our history that is tied to arguably the most complex foodway: Creole Cuisine.
Sweet potatoes carry great weight and symbolism for Black Americans. This dessert honors the work of George Washington Carver, the renowned chemist. Because of his work, this sweet spud is known for its nutrition and as a staple on holiday tables.
For our version. we bring in Gingerbread Spice Blend with its cinnamon, cloves and allspice. Pure Maple Extract helps to point up the sweetness of the sweet potatoes.
We wrote about this beautiful pie in our 2017 Holiday Lookbook: Celebrate Tradition.
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