If you think cornbread is a southern invention, think again!
As I head down the homestretch on my latest novel, I’ve been thinking about cornbread. Growing up, I thought cornbread was a southern invention. Silly me. Europeans learned to cook cornbread from American Indians. Including the Cherokee Indians who lived in the southeastern United States for thousands of years. Corn was native to the Americas. It's believed it was developed in Mexico about 7000 years ago from a wild grass. Not only was corn a staple of the Cherokee diet, it w