Music City Ghost: Hoe Hoe Hoe What Happened To My Cakes?
It seems like a Southern food menu item may soon disappear from all restaurants. I am talking about hoe cakes.
A hoe cake is so-called because it was baked on the blade of a gardening hoe by slaves in the fields, who furthermore, apparently took the necessary ingredients with them to mix and bake during their mid-day break. This explanation is so prevalent that questioning it seems absurd. I guess since some find the name hoe cakes offensive, it will be replaced on all restaurant menus as flat cornbread. I personally don’t see what the fuss is all about. I can’t help but think that soon the name White Bread will have to be renamed also. What about Southern Fried Chicken? Don’t they fry chicken in the North? So does that mean it must be renamed just Fried Chicken so no one is offended? What about Southern Gospel Music? Are we going to re-write the American Dictionary so no one is offended?
– The Music City Ghost [File #27] 2015