Live via Zoom:
Monday, October 26, 5:30 PM ET
Cookbook Club discusses and eats The Taste of Country Cooking
Led (virtually!) by PLG neighbor and blogger Erin Orr of the blog Big Sis Little Dish, the Cookbook Club comes together to create connection and build community through food. For October, the group will be cooking recipes from the Grande Dame of Southern Cooking Edna Lewis’s classic Southern cookbook, The Taste of Country Cooking. In recipes and reminiscences equally delicious, Lewis celebrates the uniquely American country cooking she grew up with some fifty years ago in a small Virginia Piedmont farming community that had been settled by formerly enslaved people. With menus for the four seasons, she shares the ways her family prepared and enjoyed food, savoring the delights of each special time of year. We come to understand the values that formed the remarkable woman—her love of nature, the pleasure of living with the seasons, the sense of community, the satisfactory feeling that hard work was always rewarded by her mother’s good food. Having made us yearn for all the good meals she describes in her memories of a lost time in America, Lewis shows us precisely how to recover, in our own country or city or suburban kitchens, the taste of the fresh, good, natural country cooking that was so happy a part of her girlhood in Freetown, Virginia.
In addition to registering through Zoom, please contact Erin to RSVP and confirm what dish you will be making. Erin is happy to recommend a recipe from the book if you’d like help deciding!