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Appalachian Food

Appalachian Food

Mountain Makin’s in the Smokies

“The early settlers in the Great Smokies were, of necessity, a self-sufficient folk. Isolated as they were, they had to grow their own food. Those were the days before super-markets. Cornmeal was a staple item. Molasses was used in cooking and honey for table “sweet’n in’.” Each little farm had its corn field, its sorghum patch, and its bee “gums.” Somewhere along the creek was a small mill where corn was ground into cornmeal. In this booklet we have brought…

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Appalachian Food

Fried Corn

I rarely make fried corn, but I have good memories of it from childhood. My Mamaw used to make it.…