FOOD & TRADITIONS
Juneteenth is celebrated with dance, parade and having feasts.
Some traditional foods are, Bar-be-Que, chicken wings, collard greens, all types of desserts such as red velvet cake. Drinks usually consist of Red Soda.
The custom of red drinks and food at Juneteenth is a symbol of ingenuity and resilience in bondage. Some have also linked the symbolism to the bloodshed throughout the institution of slavery.
We, in the SCC, have our own resident caterer and restaurateur, Tracey Gist. She has shared some of her favorite Juneteenth recipes. Click below to download two great GIST RECIPES:
In addition, here are some good recipes here too on Pinterest.