Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year! Be sure to eat some money.

So the end of 2007 got away from me, but here we are at the beginning of a whole new year. I wish you all health, happiness and luck in 2008. We're hoping that these collard greens (with cornmeal dumplings, yum), hoppin' john, and black-eyed peas (because apparently hoppin' john is always dry) will help to send good things our way this year.

These are all from recipes in the January 2008 issue of Gourmet, which pays homage to late Southern chef Edna Lewis. I tell you, her essay on "What is Southern?" made my mouth water and renewed my interest in the lives of Southern writers like Carson McCullers, Truman Capote and Thomas Wolfe. January may be the month of Southern food (and authors) at our house.

1 comment:

Bailey said...

Hello - I read your blog about the January issue of Gourmet Magazine and it's feature on Edna Lewis.

I was privileged to get to know Miss Lewis during the last years of her life. I am a documentary maker in Atlanta, Georgia and I've produced a documentary about Edna Lewis, her life and her relationship with Scott Peacock.

It is featured on the Gourmet Magazine website. Here's how to watch it until the end of January:

The link is on the site.

When you go to Gourmet.com, you will see a photo of Edna Lewis online. Click on the photo and you will have some choices of other links. One is my documentary, Fried Chicken and Sweet Potato Pie.

You can also see the documentary on the Georgia Public Broadcasting site C-47:


My website, http://bbarash.com/index.htm has more information about the film and the story of Miss Lewis.
Bailey Barash