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21 Jun 2011
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The traditional food of Appalachia is cornbread. It came early from the Indians and endured. Mixed with beans you get enough protein to survive. It kept miners alive. Old timers grew up with crumble in, cornbread chunked into a glass of buttermilk or sweet milk, a hillbilly form of cornflakes for breakfast. When the missionaries came they tried to get local women to switch to biscuit making, abandoning the corn meal of the pauper for the refined white flour of modernity. That is why missionaries get boiled in pots.

At my home cornbread is essential. This is brunch.


Community Culture History Rural/Regional
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