“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 together some of the “old-timey,” as well as some of the present-day, ways of using these staples–cornmeal, molasses, and honey. In addition, a few other recipes are included. All have been used by the donors; many have been handed down from grandmother to mother to daughter.
It is the hope of the editors that you try out these recipes and have fun–and good eating–while doing so.”
—Copyright 1957 by The Great Smoky Mountains Natural History Association
Today’s Thankful November giveaway is a copy of the booklet described above: “Mountain Makin’s in the Smokies.” *Giveaway ends Friday November 8, 2019.