A story behind: Food

Challenge #7 in the Awareness series. Hosted by Kokeen4231.
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All over the world there are different food cultures. Submit a photo of any type of food with a certain tradition behind or common staples from any specific country which must be mentioned. Fruits are allowed here but you must state the native country of the fruit. It does not have to be fancy food. For example, you can show the simple food people in Africa can afford.
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Red Beans & Ricely Yours
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To the rest of the country, red beans and rice is a New Orleans tradition. In New Orleans, it is a Monday tradition. Before washing machines, women in New Orleans would do laundry by hand — using a crank and wringer, sometimes boiling the clothes. And on laundry day, they needed to prepare a dinner that didn’t need a lot of TLC. Thus the tradition of making red beans on washday, Monday. Albeit probably not with a bottle of chardonnay!
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Submitted: Tuesday, 29th January, 2013 03:35 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 12th April, 2011
Focal length: 77 mm
Shutter speed: 1/45 sec
Aperture: F4
ISO: 400
Notes: Simply lit by florescent light above kitchen counter.
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