Recipes for football season.

It’s football season in Chapel Hill which means tailgating and gameday parties.  Here are a few recipe ideas to take to your next pregame shindig.

From Carolina Cooking.

From Tarheels Cooking for Ronald’s Kids.

From A Taste of The Old and The New.

From High Hampton Hospitality.

From The Charlotte Cookbook.

From Carolina Cooking.

From What’s Cook’n at Biltmore.

Today’s forgotten oldie: ‘North Carolina Dixie’


“Multiple revisions of [Dan Emmett’s lyrics to “Dixie’] appeared during the war. Most of these were fairly predictable appeals to Southern nationalism, with titles such as ‘North Carolina Dixie’….”

  — From “Battle Hymns: Music and the American Civil War” by Christian McWhirter (2012, UNC Press)

” ‘North Carolina Dixie’ “? I asked Dr. McWhirter, assistant editor of the Papers of Abraham Lincoln.

“Sorry to disappoint,” he replied, “but I’ve never seen the lyrics…. I got the title from an article in the Weekly Raleigh Register covering a concert in which the song was the final number. I suspect the lyrics were never published because they were written specifically for the event and never performed again.”

He kindly attached the Register article, which is quite interesting aside from its mention of “North Carolina Dixie.”

If Miscellany readers have details on “North Carolina Dixie” — or have it on their iPods perhaps? — Dr. McWhirter would be eager to see them.


Smile when you say ‘Great White Father’?

“The Corps only reluctantly began accepting African Americans early in World War II…. The commanding officer of the black training facilities at Camp Lejeune was Colonel Samuel A. Woods Jr., a native of South Carolina and an alumnus of that state’s all-white military college, The Citadel.

“According to an official history of black Marines, Colonel Woods ‘cultivated a paternalistic relationship with his men,’ who dubbed him the ‘Great White Father.’ One imagines that this was said with different inflection around the colonel and in the barracks.”

— From “I Am a Man!” by Steve Estes (2005)


Campaign ploy: ‘numerous exposures of Negro insolence…’

“As Furnifold Simmons kicked off the [1898] campaign, his cohort Josephus Daniels used the Raleigh News and Observer to spread wildly exaggerated accounts of interracial clashes between average citizens on the streets of eastern North Carolina cities. Simmons recalled later that they ‘filled the papers… with portraits of Negro officers and candidates….The newspapers carried numerous exposures of Negro insolence and violence.

‘”At first some eastern North Carolinians laughed openly at the tactic. The New Berne Journal quipped: ‘The “outrage” editor  of the News and Observer is getting “slow.” He has not reported a case in Craven County in three days.’

“Simmons collected contributions from industrialists across the state to reprint Daniels’ article as broadsides….”

— From “Gender and Jim Crow: Women and the Politics of White Supremacy in North Carolina, 1896-1920” by Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore (1996)