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NEHA Volume 42: Historic Philadelphia Foodways: A Consideration of Catfish Cookery by Teagan Schweitzer

Historic Philadelphia Foodways: A Consideration of Catfish Cookery
by Teagan Schweitzer

This article explores the consumption of catfish in the Philadelphia area during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Although not extremely popular in the region today, in the past this fish was an important part of the culinary landscape, in particular as part of a meal referred to as “catfish and waffles.” Evidence from zooarchaeological and documentary research is used to justify this claim.

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