Moonshiner: Marvin “Popcorn” Sutton was the embodiment of moonshiners of long ago, in Cocke County, Tennessee. identified as 1 of 4 “moonshine capitals of the world” producing “Mountain Spirits,” Mr. Sutton learned the family trade from his father.
Soup Beans and Skillet Cornbread.Lately I’ve been craving soup beans. Not bean soup. Soup beans slow-cooking dried beans with a ham hock in a big pot full of water until they get tender and creamy. Then you season them, add bacon
In an era when corn was plentiful and dollars were not, Rabun County men, like their neighbors in all of Georgia and much of Appalachia, turned to the production and selling of moonshine to put food on the table for their families. Is it needed today?