A month ago I was trying to figure out what the difference between Mush and Polenta was and I think this poem explains it…Nothing. Not very exciting I know however it’s still worth trying Corn Meal Mush.
The Hasty-Pudding, by Joel Barlow 1793
“Thee the soft nations round the warm Levant
Palanta call, the French of course Polante;
E’en in thy native regions how I blush
To hear the Pennsylvanians call thee Mush!
On Hudson’s banks, while men of Belgic spawn
Insult and eat thee by the name suppawn.
All spurious appellations; void of truth:
I’ve better known thee from my earliest youth,
Thy name is Hasty-Pudding!
Corn meal Mush Kissling, 12/28oz, Item#-KSL903