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Good night, Miss Lewis
February 14, 2006 1:52 PM   Subscribe

Edna Lewis, the Julia Child of Southern cooking, has passed away at the age of 89.
posted by dersins (11 comments total)

 
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posted by dersins at 1:52 PM on February 14, 2006 [1 favorite]


Cuisine of the Southern United States from Wikipedia.

I'd never heard of Edna Lewis, thanks for the post.
posted by The Jesse Helms at 2:09 PM on February 14, 2006


Who's Julia Child?
posted by wilful at 2:21 PM on February 14, 2006


Aw, man.

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posted by Smart Dalek at 3:07 PM on February 14, 2006


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posted by enrevanche at 3:47 PM on February 14, 2006


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posted by hominid211 at 4:31 PM on February 14, 2006


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posted by socratic at 6:03 PM on February 14, 2006


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posted by unrepentanthippie at 6:26 PM on February 14, 2006


That's a shame...she sure could cook. On the plus side, she was proof that a life of biscuits, gravy and pork, couldn't hurt ya too much.

Bless her heart. They're serving grits in heaven tonight.
posted by dejah420 at 7:00 PM on February 14, 2006


A nice little documentary about her and Scott Peacock played at the Atlanta Film Festival last year. One of the FPP links mentioned the cookbook that she and Scott were working on ... it's done and you can buy it at Watershed in Decatur in addition to the usual places. One of the more interesting periods in her life covered in the documentary short was her exodus to New York City where she became the adored chef for post-WW2 artists, writers, scholars and performers, cooking simple but elegant meals based on her family's Southern recipes.
posted by intermod at 7:58 PM on February 14, 2006


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posted by trip and a half at 7:57 AM on February 15, 2006


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