We Just Call It CUSH

We Just Call It CUSH

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In the once-thriving textile town of Piedmont, South Carolina and out of the textile mill folk heritage tradition of socializing and entertainment centered around traditional cooking of local foodways at communal gatherings sponsored by the mill owners and managers, a cornmeal-based and highly-seasoned concoction was created to compliment a fried fish dinner. It served as a means of economically extending the meal for large gatherings of 300 or more people.

This dish was named “cush”, and it is said to be so unique to the town of Piedmont located on the Saluda River and so bound to the existence of the mill’s “Fishing Club” that dates back to the late 1800’s and turn of the century that “cush” is not known to “outsiders.” In fact, the filmmaker found that it is not known to most of the younger generation of town-dwellers who do not have deep roots in the textile mill community or relatives who were a part of the “Fish Club Dinners” of old.

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entheojoe Nov 15, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you for making this available to as wide an audience as possible. You have done us all a service by documenting local cultural traditions which are quickly vanishing. I will be sharing this with all who care.

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