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Book cover Bring Me Some Apples and I'll Make You a Pie

IN A NUTSHELL: The book tells of Edna Lewis's early life on the farm and the produce harvested by her family from early spring through late autumn out of which delicious meals were prepared.

SUMMARY: The ground-breaking chef Edna Lewis grew up on a farm in Virginia in the early 20 th Century. Her family's meals were based on the fruits and vegetables grown throughout the year. Living close to the land and the appreciation of fresh seasonal produce formed the basis of Edna's cooking philosophy. An early proponent of "farm-to-table" cooking, Edna became a world famous chef at many renowned restaurants, an unusual feat for an African American woman. The many books she authored have kept alive the Southern-style cooking she experienced as a child. The rich text and lyrical illustrations are by Robin Gourley. The narration is by Kim Sykes. Original music and effects by Robby Merkin.

KEYWORDS: eating,family,seasons,history,nature

AUTHOR: Robbin Gourley
ILLUSTRATOR: Robbin Gourley
LENGTH: 18:19

Fountas & Pinnell: not available
Accelerated Reader: 4.5
Lexile: 810
DRA: not available

PUBLISHER: Clarion Books