Well, we’re all familiar with the 4th of July. And of course Independence Day cookouts and picnics. There’s nothing like a big meal with family or friends. And, to me, there’s nothing like some portabellas and veggie burgers on the grill. Yum!
But why cookouts for the 4th? Are we just a grill-happy nation? One explanation from Slate: “The Democratic-Republican Party, which enjoyed strong support in the southern states, found Independence Day cookouts particularly congruent with its ethos. Pushing agrarian virtues and states’ rights, party operatives used the rallies to extol the Declaration of Independence and celebrate the barbecue as an expression of regional pride.”
There you have it. Now pass the mustard, please!
What’s your favorite family tradition on the 4th?
4th of July Picnic Texture