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June 16, 2020 1 min read

What's your favorite Juneteenth food?

Our current is Mashama Bailey's Pecan Pesto recently shared in the New York Times

1 small clove of garlic
1 cup fresh basil leaves (use whatever you can find)
1 cup fresh Thai basil leaves
1 cup fresh opal basil leaves
1/2 cup toasted pecans
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan or pecorino romano (optional)



  • pulse garlic in a food processor to break it into smaller pieces
  • add basil and pecans to the processor - start running the machine while you slowly add the olive oil. mix until mostly smooth
  • move pesto to a bowl and stir in cheese
  • season to taste with salt
Juneteenth is celebrated on June 19th.  It marks the day when Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger declared the enslaved people of Texas free.  “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere.” —General Orders, Number 3; Headquarters District of Texas, Galveston, June 19, 1865

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