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Rawlings, whose mother and grandmother were famous cooks, can take criticism of her literary works, but she cannot take indifference toward her cooking. Florida foods are unique. She repeats a tale of Governor Grant having been a fan of rattlesnake meat. Rawlings discusses the differences among corn bread, corn pone and hush puppies, all eaten in the south. Biscuits, considered the higher caste, must be offered to guests but in the South but are harder and less delicate. For baking yeast bread, Rawlings prefers good old cast iron and live coals, such as used on camping trips, as compared to modern aluminum cookers. She blissfully recalls baking biscuits on a fishing trip and eating them with fish and strong coffee.

White bacon, or salt pork, is a staple in the south, along with cornpone. Floridians eat mustard greens and...

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