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Warrenton/Henderson/Halifax/Roanoke Rapids NC-area traditional foods

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Hi everyone,

My organization is researching the heritage of Vance, Warren, and Halifax Counties in North Carolina. That's the area along the Virginia line generally between Interstates 85 and 95 (as well as quite a few communities on either side of the highways). It includes Henderson, Warrenton, Ridgeway, Norlina, Hollister, Halifax, Enfield, Roanoke Rapids, Weldon...

In addition to traditional music and craft, we're looking at agriculture, other occupational traditions...and food. Folks who know that area, what food traditions do we need to be sure to document? These could be favorite local recipes, crops, events, etc.

For instance, we're looking at...
German culinary heritage in Ridgeway
Haliwa-Saponi food traditions
Ridgeway cantaloupes
Resettlement Cafe, Tillery
barbeque
brunswick stew
rockfish muddle/muttle
herring
peanuts

Other recommendations?
Thank you!

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  1. Chicken muddle is popular, also. Muddles of various sorts are popular all along the Roanoke river.