Saturday, January 2, 2010
Cornbread and Blackeye Peas
Cornbread and blackeye peas are a New Year's tradition down South, and nobody serves them better than Selma's Kathryn Tucker Windham. A renowned storyteller, author and keeper of southern tradition and folklore, Mrs. Windham, now in her 90s, annually invites friends from far and near to her home on New Year's Day. From morning til evening, she cooks and serves the foods that are said to bring luck throughout the year...if you eat them.
Notice the china. No paper plates here! Volunteers wash and dry the real dishes so that guests are served in proper fashion.