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Corn Pone, Again?

Corn poneRecently, a woman who has read His Promise True was talking to me about the book, and she asked, “What is corn pone? Why are the characters always eating corn pone?” (In her defense, she’s a transplanted Yankee.)

I looked at that as a perfect opportunity to do some hands-on research into 19th-century life. I knew already that corn pone is a type of simple cornbread, made with only a few ingredients, which would have made it something people who were traveling would have been able to cook easily on the road. But I’d never actually seen or eaten corn pone, so I decided to make this my opportunity to do so. Continue reading


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