Cornbread Across the Continents

Cornbread is a staple food in the Southern U.S., but this food item has a global history. Today, it is made in various ways and called different names, and it has been elevated to a higher status via a little bit of sugar.
— By John Jacobs

It would be difficult to find a home in the southern United States that does not have multiple bags of cornmeal in the pantry. The reason is quite simple. Cornbread is a beloved food that accompanies everything from a hearty bowl of white beans or chili to a feast of BBQ with a side of turnip greens.

Though Southerners think of cornbread as their own, the history of cornbread says otherwise. Globally, cornbread....