Cornfield Peas and Coconut Rice

Preparation info
  • Serves

    6 to 8

    • Difficulty


Appears in
I Hear America Cooking

By Betty Fussell

Published 1986

  • About

In Housekeeping in Old Virginia (1879), Marion Cabell Tyree quotes verbatim Mozis Addums’ “Resipee for Cukin Kon-Feel Pees”: “Gather your pees ’bout sun-down. The folrin day, ’bout leven o’clock, gowge out your pees with your thum nale, like gowgin out a man’s eye-ball at a kote house. ... It fattens you up, makes you sassy, goes throo and throo your very soul.” “Some says cornfield and some says black-eye peas,” Virginia explains, and like the hoppin