This is how all cornbread should taste. Made from non-GMO heirloom corn and the highest quality ingredients from a recipe by legendary southern chef Sean Brock. It is the culmination of years of effort saving and growing seeds from an almost extinct Lowcountry heirloom corn. Jimmy Red isn't just any corn, and Geechie Boy isn't just any mill. Yellow on the stalk but blood red when dried, Jimmy Red has a very distinctive nutty-sweet flavor. Greg Johnsman mills the corn on his antique mill which runs at a slower speed than modern equipment to retain the corn's natural flavors.
Now protected in the Slow Food Ark of Taste, Jimmy Red was a Native American corn that made its way south to Florida, Georgia and the South Carolina Islands where it was largely used to create moonshine. It was not well known outside of bootlegger circles until the last of the bootleggers passed away and nearly took Jimmy Red with him. Lucky for us someone saved a couple of ears and gave them to a celebrated farmer and seed saver who found that this unique variety was good for much more than hooch. Geechie Boy is one of very few farms growing this special corn, thanks to the efforts of Sean Brock. The two of them have been dreaming of bringing this product to you for years and we are thrilled to have it available in our store. Serve it warm right out of the skillet with some honey and butter.
Get the recipe to our honey spiced compound butter here.
You may also enjoy Jimmy Red Gritsand Carolina Gold Rice
Jimmy Red Cornmeal, Salt, Baking Powder, Baking Soda