When it comes to Southern cuisine, cornbread is required on the plate. But while cornbread unites the South, it can also divide us. Kathleen Purvis, food editor with The Charlotte Observer, writes there is a racial and cultural divide over ingredients."I don't think you can say (whether cornbread is sweet or non-sweet) anymore than you can say who is a Southerner." - Kathleen Purvis, ‎food editor at The Charlotte Observer