Edna Lewis is an inspiration–or should be more of one. She pursued her talents and beliefs, from dressmaking to politics, whether they fit expectations or not. She valued and drew on her rural, self-sufficient childhood in a community of free Black people. And she recorded it in recipes and recollections that read like poetry. You can learn about her in this new collection of essays that tells her life by those she inspired.
This review appeared in the April edition of CHoWline, the monthly newsletter of the Culinary Historians of Washington, DC. Check us out!