In Pursuit of Flavor Cookbook

Author and Virginia native Edna Lewis was pioneering the celebration of seasonal food as a distinctly American cuisine decades before shrimps and grits and other classic southern dishes became mainstays on menus everywhere. Proclaimed the "first lady of Southern cooking" by NPR, Lewis shares the recipes of her childhood, spent in a Virginia farming community founded by her grandfather and his friends after emancipation. Organized into six equally charming chapters the book covers From the Gardens and Orchards; From the Farmyard; From the Lakes, Steams, and Oceans; For the Cupboard; From the Bread Oven and Griddle; and The Taste of Old-fashioned Desserts. With nearly 200 Southern dishes, Miss Lewis truly encompasses the spirit of Southern hospitality through cooking. Author Edna Lewis and Mashima Bailey.