Capirotada (Mexican bread pudding)

234884
Date
1985-03-07
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two color slides. Images of Mexican bread pudding cooked by Marie Castillo. In winter 1985, the Bureau joined 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
Still Image
Item ID
S85-1736 - S85-1737
Mexican American cookery

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
Mexican American cookery

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
Mexican American cookery

Interview with migrant worker Consuelo Anguiano

235077
Date
1985-09-09
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two reel to reels (also copied onto audio cassettes: C86-49/50). Interview with Anguiano about life as a Chicano migrant farmer. Originally born in Texas, she was married to a migrant farmer. She discusses her family; Chicano versus Mexican American (differences in cooking and language); farming in Texas; picking tomatoes; living a middle class existence as a migrant family; on being Chicano; embroidery; and folk stories her Grandmother told her. A Chicano refers to one of Mexican descent born in the U.S. The 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
T86-4
Item ID
T86-5
Mexican American cookery

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
Mexican American cookery

Guadalupe Ramos discussing Mexican American foodways in her home

234872
Date
1985-03-04
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Seventeen color slides. Ramos with her children in her home discussing Mexican American foodways. Also includes images of religious objects in her house. The children in the slides were the offspring of fern farm workers in the area that Ramos watched. 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
Still Image
Item ID
S85-1579 - S85-1595
Mexican American cookery

Fern Farm

234878
Date
1985-03-01
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Twenty color slides. Images of a typical fern farm owned by Bonnie Jones, located in an area known as the fern belt. The ferns are under plastic wrap to protect them from freezing. Many of the plants are brown from the recent January freeze. Ferns were often used by Mexican Americans as food additives, called herba. In winter 1985, the Bureau joined 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
Still Image
Item ID
S85-1642 - S85-1661
Mexican American cookery

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
Mexican American cookery

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