Audio Recording Gardening, Hutspot, and calendar customs
About this Item
- Gardening, Hutspot, and calendar customs
- Contributor Names
- Decker, Jean (Narrator)
- McCarl, Robert (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - Foodways
- - Oral history
- - Interviews
- - Sound recordings
- - Neighborhood
- - Watson Machine International
- - Calendar customs
- - Ethnography
- - United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
- - Interview with Jean Decker at Watson Machine International.
- - Summary of audio segment: Neighborhood was a large Dutch population, and then Italian, and now it is almost all Puerto Rican. Always had a garden. Her grandfather used to plant lots of vegetables. Had strawberries and grapes -- mother made jam and father made wine. Traditional dishes --Hutspot -- potatoes, carrots and onions. You cook them together and mash them with butter and milk. Some people put sausage in them, but she is trying to stay away from the fat. Mother also made wilted lettuce and pea soup. Calendar customs -- Christmas similar to today. Relatives always came over New Years and Christmas.
- Analog Audio Cassette
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1995/028: WIP-RM-A006
- Source Collection
- Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
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Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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Chicago citation style:
Decker, Jean, and Robert McCarl. Gardening, Hutspot, and calendar customs. -08-10, 1994. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003199/.
APA citation style:
Decker, J. & McCarl, R. (1994) Gardening, Hutspot, and calendar customs. -08-10. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003199/.
MLA citation style:
Decker, Jean, and Robert McCarl. Gardening, Hutspot, and calendar customs. -08-10, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003199/>.