Capri for Atlas Obscura: Culinary traditions of the Ozarks before 1870, at Bulrush STL

Capri, writing for Atlas Obscura, explains the historic foodways featured in the menu of Bulrush St. Louis. Two-time James Beard semi-finalist chef, Rob Connoley. Connoley’s focus is on a very narrow group of historic foodways, from before 1870, as it is prior to the Industrial Revolution and therefore a purer reflection of the region’s authentic taste. Through this lens, Connoley defines Ozark cuisine as a fusion of flavors from three distinct cultural groups: the Indigenous persons of the Osage tribe, European settlers moving West, and enslaved persons who were brought to the region. 

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