What are your family recollections?
When was one used…or the other?
Have you ever tasted natural buttermilk or only cultured?
How do you think your family's situation (geographic or economic) affected this balance? Where was your family?
What are your stories or recipes?
My mom grew up in depression-era north Florida, but I don't recall my mom bringing any of those buttermilk traditions to our home in the late 60s and early 70s.
I know she talked about her mom putting "clabber" milk or buttermilk in a glass and crumbling cornbread in it, but my mom didn't ever do this at our home as long as I knew her.
She made biscuits, but not with buttermilk.
As she got older, she would occasionally buy buttermilk (cultured) to drink. It wasn't until a few years ago that I actually got intp the *flavor* of buttermilk.
I am just curious about buttermilk traditions.