Clarissa Clifton got the idea for her historical Southern cookbook while participating in living history demonstrations at Latta Plantation in Charlotte, NC. Groups who gathered around Clifton's hearth to see her cook, especially the kids, inspired Clifton to write it.
Cooking with a wood-burning stove is part of Clifton's own history as well.
“As a child, I would often search my grandmother's wood burning stove looking for knobs to turn it on. After all, Grandma Lillie was al