Dutch Herring

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Hoppin John’s Lowcountry Cooking

By John Martin Taylor

Published 1992

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This recipe comes from “Don’t Forget the Parsley. . . .”—a book of recipes that for 38 years were prepared by Willie Berry at her Berry’s-on-the-Hill restaurant in Orangeburg. The recipe is German (“Dutch”), as were the settlers of Orangeburg. Berry’s was a famous stop on U.S. Highway 301, which bore most of the New York-Florida traffic prior to the construction of interstates.

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