Afi Scruggs
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Afi Scruggs is a journalist and musician living in suburban Cleveland.
Jun 22
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Thanks for posting and forgive my tardy reply. I got caught up in other assignments. 

Jun 10
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Thanks for sharing this list. I saw the stories but didn’t see Black Owned Philly Restaurants. 

Aug 31
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I thought about those as well, lol. But I said, “Naw. I’m getting too fancy.”

Aug 30
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Wow. That’s fascinating. I’d love to know the bit of food history.

Aug 29
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Thanks for the compliment. I tested the recipe before I posted it. If you have problems, please let me know and I’ll respond. BTW, you mentioned condensed milk. I thought about using it, but decided the pudding would be waay too sweet! 

Aug 29
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You’d love the chapter on banana pudding in Adrian Miller’s book. He traces it right to English trifle, and give a great timeline on how it became Americanized. 

Aug 29
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The meringue was cooked just long enough to brown it. We didn’t eat our banana pudding right out the oven. It was room temperature. And it was topped with meringue when we wanted to get fancy. BTW, I added banana extract to intensify the flavor. I’ve had it made with instant pudding, but it had a chalky taste I didn’t Read more

Aug 29
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Thanks for the comment. Banana pudding is very much a soul food dish! That doesn’t mean it was exclusively African American.  I urge you to read “Soul Food” by Adrian Miller. He has a great chapter on how banana pudding became part of soul food.