And that would be because we grow and eat sweet corn which was a rare commodity outside of the United States when I was growing up. Field , or dent, corn was always grown both here and in the rest of the world for animals. That was certainly the case when we lived in Europe in the mid-fifties.
In the 30's and 40's there were lots of things that were staples in the Alabama diet that you rarely or never ate in Montana. Sweet potatoes, black-eyed peas, turnip greens and collard greens, rice, fish and sugar cane come to mine along with pomegranates, scuppernongs, pears, blackberries, and pears instead of chokecherries, etc, etc, etc. But when I married into my husband Momtana family they considered me the poorer for having grown up in a culture they considered inferior.
Johnnie Lockett Thomas