Rebecca Lauck Cleary leads us through the maze of corn-made consumables.
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.
The hushpuppy originated as a scrap of cornmeal dough, fried quickly and fed to dogs to silence whining or begging. The identity of the puppy-hushers varies.
Corn possesses that power to tell the story of a people. Even when rendered as snacks. Especially when eaten as snacks.
Records at the Moravian Archives in Winston-Salem show that chicken pie suppers as church fundraisers go back at least to 1920.
Shea Hembrey’s art examines the mega and micro that we do not see but should strive to understand.
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.
It wasn’t a recipe for creamed corn; it was her corn, made by her hands.
I expected to miss Southern food in my new hometown. I did not expect to spy a funhouse version of it around every corner.