Drugb posted:caribny posted:Aaah drugb ignorant as ever. Do you know that American slave owners imported enslaved peoples from parts of West Africa because of their skill in growing rice. Yes that famous Uncle Ben's rice. The first people involved in growing rice in Guyana were blacks, so yes cook up rice and its equivalent Jolloff rice, is "black man food".
Incorrect, rice was never prevalent in Africa. The staple was ground provisions, not rice. The white man taught the Afro's in the US how to grow rice using a technique that involved a whip. Why you bring in the American blacks is beyond me, we are talking about cookup, a Guyanese food.
Even in Guyana, it was the Indos who first successfully grew rice in commercial quantities. The afros didn't have the know how to do it successfully,.
Continuing to display your ignorance. In fact the rice plantation owners WHO DID NOT KNOW HOW TO GROW RICE, specifically imported enslaved people from regions of Africa where they did know how to grow rice. So it was these African enslaved peoples who introduced the rice growing traditions in South Carolina.
Because the conditions in these rice growing areas were harsh (very high humidity, swampy and filled with poisonous snakes) few whites lived in these areas. And a unique Gullah Geechee culture emerged.
Note that Jollof rice was a dish known during the Mali empire. You are ignorant so you need to know that the Mali empire began and in fact ended LONG BEFORE any contact with the Europeans.