Hang out with one of America's first families of food, The Smolletts, as they braise, bake and grill their way through the week. From putting on the perfect kids' birthday party, to throwing a midnight BBQ for their friends, these six siblings whip up some of their family's favorite recipes while giving us a glimpse into the relationships that make these brothers and sisters so much fun. Baby back ribs, steak banh mi tacos, pork chili verde and an Italian pop-up menu are just some of the mouthwatering dishes that cooking ace Jake Smollett and his brothers and sisters bring to the table on "Smollett Eats". It's a meal you won't want to miss!

Smollett Eats - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2016-08-20

Smollett Eats - Yankee - Netflix

The term “Yankee” and its contracted form “Yank” have several interrelated meanings, all referring to people from the United States; its various senses depend on the context. Outside the United States, “Yank” is used informally to refer to any American, including Southerners. Within Southern American areas, “Yankee” is a derisive term which refers to all Northerners, or specifically to those from the regions of the Union side of the American Civil War. Elsewhere in the United States, it largely refers to people from the Northeastern states, but especially those with New England cultural ties, such as descendants of colonial New England settlers, wherever they live. Its sense is sometimes more cultural than geographical, emphasizing the Calvinist Puritan Christian beliefs and traditions of the Congregationalists who brought their culture when they settled outside New England. The speech dialect of Eastern New England English is called “Yankee” or “Yankee dialect”. The informal British and Irish “Yank” refers to Americans in general. It is especially popular among Britons and Australians and sometimes carries pejorative overtones.

Smollett Eats - Stereotypes - Netflix

Yankee ingenuity was a worldwide stereotype of inventiveness, technical solutions to practical problems, “know-how,” self-reliance, and individual enterprise. The stereotype first appeared in the 19th century. As Mitchell Wilson notes, “Yankee ingenuity and Yankee git-up-and-go did not exist in colonial days.” The peculiar Yankee became a stock character in standardized comedic venues, especially the widely popular humor magazine Yankee Notions, published in New York City in the years leading up to the American Civil War. The visceral stereotype of the greedy, witch-burning Yankee was developed in the literature of the English-speaking world, epitomized in the character of Brother Jonathan. Burlesques or comedic performances by Yankee impersonators dominated popular theater in the 1800s. The Yankee as an irksome, meddling, and purer-than-thou peddler was a theme appearing in American literature written by Washington Irving (critical of his character Ichabod Crane), James Fenimore Cooper (particularly in his The Chainbearer; Or, The Littlepage Manuscript series), and Nathaniel Hawthorne (author of the Scarlet Letter), a copperhead who sought more Christian compassion for sinners and violators of civil laws and held a strong antipathy toward the Puritans. In defense, the New Englander embraced the insulting term “Yankee”. The great majority of Yankees gravitated toward the burgeoning cities of the American Northeast, while wealthy New Englanders also sent ambassadors to frontier communities where they became influential bankers and newspaper printers. Using their influence in positive ways, they introduced the term “Universal Yankee Nation” to represent and proselytize their hopes for national and global influence.

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