I am from the South, and as many Southerners can attest, we think our mama’s and our grandma’s cooking are the best! My grandmother, Mama D., handwrote all of her recipes on small pieces of paper, and my mom handed them down to me a few years ago. The recipes were in one big envelope with no organization at all! I had to take time to go through the recipes, organize them into categories, and put them into a book for display. This was a part of my history, and I not only wanted to use the recipes, but I wanted to showcase them as well.
Just as you would organize ingredients when you are getting ready to cook a recipe, you review your collected data and establish a context for it.
Figure 3.3 Organizing Data
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