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The word “plantation” has been used in food branding to conjure images of a romanticized American South. Now brands are removing this word. We follow up on our 2019 episode on this topic to discuss.


What are people who use the word "plantation" in names of dishes like Plantation Chicken and Plantation Rice trying to evoke? And what does the answer say about whiteness in America?

We tour the kitchens of one of America's most famous plantations, Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, with three descendants of enslaved Virginians.