There are too many people coming into the country, we need to close the borders, we need to do this, we need to do that. I want to know how you feel I want to know what you’ve been through so we don’t repeat things in the future. Right. The rum is imported from Guyana and bottled in my home province of Newfoundland, Canada. She orders the pineapple rum drink, the bartender mixes it all up, and brings it over.Â. We recognize and respect that, but it still was part of our history and can't be swept under the rug. Osayi Endolyn: I haven't been to the rum bar yet, I just checked in, but they claim this particular bar has vintages of rum that aren't available any place else in the world, so I'm going to investigate this. Before 1800, what was the most important product produced by plantation slaves? History is history, and you don't erase it and you don't take down all of the monuments to it. Osayi sends Dan out on a mission to talk to other white people in the food world – restaurant owners, recipes writers, bloggers, cookbook authors – who use the word plantation in their food branding. ... molasses, a syrup used to make rum. I think that the hope is that this will reveal something about whiteness.Â. ARI: And I’m Ari Strauss from Washington, D.C. Reminding you to eat more, eat better, and eat more better. Because that's not right. Osayi’s piece about plantation rum was published by the Southern Foodways Alliance. This is where the taste and the flavors come alive and in you know mix and mingle. Rastus. It was frustrating. This is for a segment of the population. It’s also the reason that plantation tourism takes off in the 1930s. We reached out multiple times to Bigelow Tea, who make that Plantation Mint flavor, but they declined to comment. So my first question to you is how did that image get in my head? And so, what are your thoughts? All rights reserved. B. In response to 2020’s global anti-racism protests, the brand has decided to drop ‘plantation’ from its name. The movie was the first based upon a book written by an African-American writer. All right. To that end, we want to be on the side of actions and solutions.”. My thanks to food writer Osayi Endolyn. So in all this noise, you might have missed a story from the world of alcohol: “Plantation Rum” is changing its name. Then you also said, but you're less interested in getting people to stop using the word. I mean, I grew up in a white town. Is That Enough. 135 MILLION views later, Claire is on board. Lots of food brands emerged around this time that portrayed black Americans in the role of servants, from Longwood Plantation brand syrup to Uncle Ben’s. Do you agree that you and I benefit from being white? She's like, "Mm-hmm," and she just walked away. You know? Plantation Rum, while a French shingle, is mostly from West Indies Rum Distillery in Barbados, and also from distilleries in Jamaica, Trinidad, Peru, and Fiji where the rum is distilled and aged. A few years later, Osayi has a slightly different question: what are white people trying to evoke by using this word? Coffee. Then he realizes, "Oh yeah, parrots can talk." Rum quickly found markets in the periphery of the Atlantic world, especially among European colonists and enslaved peoples in the New World, Carib Indians, and seamen. “As the dialogue on racial equality continues globally, we understand the hurtful connotation the word plantation can evoke to some people,” Alexandre Gabriel, Plantation’s master blender, said in a press statement. If you connected with this episode and think other people might appreciate it, I hope you’ll share it on social media and tag The Sporkful. OK, back to the show, and let’s pick up with my conversation with Professor Karen Cox, who you started to hear before the break. I appreciated having the conversation. 2. and I pointed to the item on the menu. Just media over the years and reading books and imagining it in your head, Blaire:  The cozy scenes that you see in cookbooks, Yeah, I think of Gone with the Wind plantations and stuff like that. From such a young age, pictures we see in storybooks. In there you also heard Mary Ann Dwyer, who runs the Beach House Kitchen blog, she has a recipe there for Plantation Crunch. Her essay that inspired this episode is called Distilled Identity, it was published by the Southern Foodways Alliance. Osayi Endolyn: Guns were in demand by the African slave agents. Okay. Specializing in Motorization for Residential & Commercial spaces Racist ideas did the slave codes reinforce say obviously through so we don’t things. 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