What is Sean Brock’s favorite dish?
I get pretty darn excited about making cornbread just because it’s such a simple thing that can be messed up so easily. [It’s tough] to master it and to get a recipe down that you’re happy with — to master it so it has a perfectly crunchy crust toasted properly and an inside that is soft and fluffy. You taste the corn, you taste the buttermilk, you taste the lard. Those smells instantly take me back to my grandmother’s kitchen. I eat it every day.