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Passing Down The Lumbee Tradition Of Chicken And Pastry

National Council for the Traditional Arts

After World War II hundreds of members of the Lumbee Native American community relocated from North Carolina to Southeast Baltimore, in search of work. Today, the community has dispersed, moving from the city to the county. One tradition that brings them together--chicken and pastry.

Rosie Bowen, of Rose’s Bakery in Northeast Market, has made sure to pass this recipe down to her daughter, Adriana Bowen-Herrera.

Watch a video-- produced by the Maryland State Arts Council, in association with the National Council for the Traditional Arts, and Remsberg Inc. -- of them making chicken and pastry.

Maureen Harvie is Senior Supervising Producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.
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