What's a hoe-cake!!?

Charlie CrackerAwhile back, I was with a group of people and the conversation turned to food. We talked about meats and vegetables, stews and soups, but, when there was mention of biscuits and corn bread and when I said, growing up, we seldom had either, everybody wanted to know what we ate instead. I was amazed to find out how many had never even heard of hoe-cakes! Mom would fry up a batch of hoe-cakes with just about anything. We had them with greens, black-eyed peas, lima beans and she even used them to make Thanksgiving chicken and dressing.

So, after a little thought on the subject, I decided to start doing cooking demonstrations featuring the thing that had brought me so much culinary enjoyment as a child. I also have a cookbook with a history of the hoe-cake and several old Florida dishes to accompany them. There is also over a dozen original drawings inside.
If you are interested in finding out more about this true deep south delight, check out one of the events I demonstrate at throughout the south or request a demonstration for YOUR event. You can also find my cookbook at select stores. See the list below. Good Eatin!

Get your copy of "Hoe Cakes, Pot Likker and Other Cracker Cuisine" at Holly Bluff Marina OR CONTACT mecharliecracker@yahoo.com for information on the next event.


Charlie Cracker is currently booking events in the S.E. U.S.A. If you are interested in having a historical demonstration of early Florida camplife, flutemaking and/or a musical performance of all original material at your event or venue, please contact:


Be sure to check the 'Media' section for links to videos, mp3's and more information.

Charlie Cracker The Hoe Cake King

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