The Taste of Country Cooking

By Edna Lewis

Original Publisher
Knopf
Date of publication
1976
ISBN
0307265609

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Anna Thomas

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Judith Jones, my longtime editor at Knopf, gave me this book and told me I’d like it. I love it – though I rarely actually look for a recipe here. But it is a story of a time and a place, a way of life. By simply telling her personal history, Edna Lewis describes the powerful connection between food and community.

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The recipes shine with grace and dignity, and the chapter intros and headnotes show like faded snapshots of a lost world.

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