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4th of July Recipes Honoring The Original 13 Colonies

Posted: 06/29/11 05:05 PM ET

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As we celebrate the 235th anniversary of the Declaration of independence, we honor those who came before us with recipes that utilize local ingredients presently available from the original 13 colonies.

The New England Colonies were always largely farming and fishing communities.

The Middle Colonies grew wheat, grains and produce on farms in Pennsylvania and New York.

The Southern Colonies were almost entirely agricultural, growing rice and corn.

13 Original Colonies and their local ingredients
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In honor of the 4th of July, we gathered together summer recipes, featuring one local ingredient presently available from each of the original thirteen colonies.
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