Audio Recordings "They weren't batwings, lady, those are chicken ribs!"
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- "They weren't batwings, lady, those are chicken ribs!"
- Contributor Names
- Jones, Howard (Narrator)
- Levitas, Susan, 1961- (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - Food
- - Restaurants
- - Foodways
- - Oral history
- - Interviews
- - Sound recordings
- - Work processes
- - Ethnography
- - United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
- - Interview with Howard Jones, worm farmer.
- - Summary of audio segment: "I was boning my own chicken and I looked at the bones and one day I put my spice on the bones -- ribs and a half-drunk guy asked what they were and I said, chicken ribs and he said how much are they and I charged him $1.50 for twelve. Then a lady came and asked for some; the next day she came by and asked me why I sold her batwings -- they look like bats; then I went to a store and asked for their chicken ribs; I got all they had; he didn't even have enough; he told me of a place in Brooklyn where they fileted chicken in a warehouse and they had it full to ceiling with chicken ribs and I said, 'I'm rich!' I'd get a whole bowlful for a buck. I'd fry them; but they fileted them so well, it was mostly bone. I'd try them all kinds of ways -- broil, then fry; we sold them here in the restaurant."
- Digital Audio Tape
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1995/028: WIP-SL-A018
- Source Collection
- Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
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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:
Jones, Howard, and Susan Levitas. "They weren't batwings, lady, those are chicken ribs!". 08 28, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003652. (Accessed February 14, 2016.)
APA citation style:
Jones, H. & Levitas, S. (1994) "They weren't batwings, lady, those are chicken ribs!". 08 28. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003652.
MLA citation style:
Jones, Howard, and Susan Levitas. "They weren't batwings, lady, those are chicken ribs!". 08 28, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003652>.