Chef Edna Queen of Southern Cooking, Edna Lewis

Chef Edna

Queen of Southern Cooking, Edna Lewis

Hardcover

Price: $18.99

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  • Publication Date: April 18, 2023
  • Imprint: Cameron Kids
  • Trim Size: 9 34 x 11
  • ISBN: 9781951836399
  • Page Count: 32
  • Illustrations: full-color illustrations throughout
  • Rights: World/All

A warm and inviting picture-book portrait of African American culinary legend Edna Lewis, who brought Southern cooking to the masses

Edna 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.

About the author

Melvina Noel loves to write and to bake cakes. Thanks to Edna, she listens to her cakes to tell her when they are done. Noel lives in Virginia. This is her debut picture book. Cozbi A. Cabrera is an award-winning illustrator whose gorgeous books—including Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks, published by Abrams—have garnered a Coretta Scott King Honor as well as a Caldecott Honor for illustration. She lives in Illinois.