Corn 101

Rebecca Lauck Cleary leads us through the maze of corn-made consumables.

Feast or Famine: Corn’s Role in America’s (Pre)History

Native Americans memorialized and celebrated the prominent role of corn in their lives through stories passed from grandmothers to granddaughters, in meals cooked around clan fires, through male voices raised in song, and in the rattle-shaking of female stomp dances.

Corn: The Eternal Mexican

Corn possesses that power to tell the story of a people. Even when rendered as snacks. Especially when eaten as snacks.

Don’t Call It A Pot Pie

Records at the Moravian Archives in Winston-Salem show that chicken pie suppers as church fundraisers go back at least to 1920.

Ira Wallace: Writer, Seed Saver, Educator

Ira Wallace is a seed saver, an educator, and the essential intellectual and physical energy behind Southern Exposure Seed Exchange—one of the country’s best known and most respected sources for heirloom and open-pollinated seeds.

A Ghost in the Freezer

It wasn’t a recipe for creamed corn; it was her corn, made by her hands.

Pimento Cheese in a Parka

I expected to miss Southern food in my new hometown. I did not expect to spy a funhouse version of it around every corner.