Preparing food at El Toro Taco restaurant

235060
Date
1985-08-29
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Eleven color slides. Taken at the El Toro Taco restaurant, owned by Jose Hernandez and his stepmother Esetfena Hernandez. They are preparing tacos and tortillas, with the aid of a tortilla making machine. The Metro-Dade Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1986 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalas, Nancy Nusz and Laurie Sommers in order to identify folk arts and folk artists for the special folklife area at the 34th Annual Florida Folk Festival. The traditions are mainly Haitian, Jamaican, Mexican, Bahamian, Cuban and Jewish and cover a wide range of skills and art forms.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S86-4816 - S86-4826
Cookery, Mexican

Saturday performances at the 2006 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Disc 8)

241696
Date
05/27/2006
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
CD06-84
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/Collections/folklife

Interview with fern farm worker Marie Castillo

234934
Date
1985-01-20
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Interview with fernery worker Marie Castillo, a Mexican migrant. Recorded in her kitchen, Castillo discussed Mexican migration patterns; fern farming; pinata making; religion; adjusting to Florida; family history; music; and community rites. In winter 1985, the Bureau contracted with two folklorists to conduct a folk arts survey of the St. Johns River basin in northeastern Florida. The St. Johns River is the largest and most used river in Florida, supporting much river commerce as well as a modest amount of commercial fishing. Folklorists Mary Anne McDonald and Kathleen Figgen conducted the survey from January through March 1985 under the direction of Folklife Coordinator Blanton Owen and Bureau Chief Ormond Loomis. Documentation compiled in the survey was used to prepare and present the 'St. Johns River Basin Folklife Area' at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival.
Type
Sound
Cookery, Mexican

Interview with migrant worker Maria Pozos

235067
Date
1985-09-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel (also copied onto cassette: C86-47). Interview with migrant worker Maria Pozos in her home in the Dade Labor Camp. She discusses herbal medicine, cures, cooking, and her family. Often hard to hear due to loud jets flying over (the camp is next-door to a US Air Force base.) The Metro-Dade Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1986 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalas, Nancy Nusz and Laurie Sommers in order to identify folk arts and folk artists for the special folklife area at the 34th Annual Florida Folk Festival. The traditions are mainly Haitian, Jamaican, Mexican, Bahamian, Cuban and Jewish and cover a wide range of skills and art forms.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-1
Item ID
C86-47*
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife/folklife

Interview with Prudenciana Gomez on Mexican American foodways

234877
Date
1985-03-07
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. Interview with Prudencia Gomez on Mexican American foodways and religion. She and her family work on fern farms (herba is Spanish for fern), which were used by Mexican families for food. The interview is in Spanish. Images of the interview can be found in S 1577, v. 27, images 1633-1641. In winter 1985, the Bureau contracted with two folklorists to conduct a folk arts survey of the St. Johns River basin in northeastern Florida. The St. Johns River is the largest and most used river in Florida, supporting much river commerce as well as a modest amount of commercial fishing. Folklorists Mary Anne McDonald and Kathleen Figgen conducted the survey from January through March 1985 under the direction of Folklife Coordinator Blanton Owen and Bureau Chief Ormond Loomis. Documentation compiled in the survey was used to prepare and present the "St. Johns River Basin Folklife Area" at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival.
Type
Sound
Cookery, Mexican

Friday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Reel 4)

238133
Date
1985-05-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Folklorist Owens served as emcee. Corrido music consist of ballads/narrative songs that roiginated in Mexico in the mid-1800s. Folklorist Figgen served as moderator for the workshop. The workshop came out of research for the St. Johns River Survey. Grimm discussed pinata making, Castillo talked aboau farming ferns, and Castillo discussed taco making. Folklorist McDonald introduced Thompson. Thompson was from Hastings.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T85-112
Cookery, Mexican

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