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Gastronomica (2010) 10 (4): 25–34.
Published: 01 November 2010
... of slaves, met with limited success, even in the southeast, because periodic freezes and high humidity thwarted the development of groves. Southern slaves from West Africa supplied their own oil, derived from benne ( Sesamum indicum ). Benne oil was merely one feature of an elaborate African-American...