BRING ME SOME APPLES AND I’LL MAKE YOU A PIE : A STORY ABOUT EDNA LEWIS by Robbin Gourley

May 7, 2009 at 1:19 pm Leave a comment

bring-me-some-applesGreat cooks will tell you to boil the water, run out to the field, pick the corn, and then rush back to plop the ears into the pot; from field to fire with little time delayed. That’s the way to savor the freshest, tastiest corn on the cob. Edna Lewis knew this. She learned this as a child growing up in Freetown, Virginia. Her grandfather and two other emancipated slaves founded and farmed this community.

The first notes of the whippoorwill in early spring told her that the strawberries were ripe for picking. When the first frost arrived, she and her siblings gathered pecans and walnuts. Edna and her hardworking family picked and potted and canned and baked all kinds of vegetables, fruit, nuts, and greens. She took her early training seriously and became a well-known chef and author of several cookbooks that celebrated fresh produce for healthy eating. This colorful book captures the seasonal harvests and the joy of good eating. Recipes, food related rhymes and an afterward about Edna Lewis completes this picture book biography.

J Picture Book Biography Recommended- Lillian Hecker (Pelham)

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