Flat Rock Society II

One of the reasons I think it’s interesting to be making cookies and corn bread (or cakes) the same week is that they’re both proto-breads of different cultures, one for whom wheat was the most readily available grain, and another that relied on corn. Put early Eurasian peoples next to pre-colonial Native Americans, and they both would have been doing pretty the same thing bread-wise: collecting grain, pounding it into meal, mixing it with water, and cooking scoops of gruel on hot rocks. Pretty neat when you think about it. Or at least it seems so to a geek like me.

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