ISBN: 9781951836399

Publication date: 25 May 2023

Author: Melvina Noel

A warm and inviting picture book portrait of African American culinary legend Edna Lewis, who brought Southern cooking to New York CityEdna Lewis loved to cook. Growing up on a farm in Freetown, Virginia, she learned the value of fresh, local, seasonal food from her Mama Daisy, as well as how to measure ingredients for biscuits using coins and to listen closely to her cakes to know when they were done. Edna carried these traditions with her all the way to New York City, where she became a celebrated chef, cooking traditional French food in her signature Southern style and introducing the world to the flavors of her home.