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Sunday Sit Down Supper In Honor of Edna Lewis

April 14 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

If Chef Teryi has a patron saint, it’s the late, great Edna Lewis— Southern cook transplanted to New York and back again, responsible for sparking so much of the conversation about seasonal cooking, and the pervasive power of Southern food. Teryi calls her the Grand Dame.

Born in Virginia, granddaughter of enslaved people, Lewis ran a restaurant on the Upper East Side that became famous for its roasted chicken and hard-to-get seats (particularly from Southerners who knew her worth, like Tennessee Williams, William Faulkner and Truman Capote.) In 1976, she wrote The Taste of Southern Cooking, the first of three cookbooks, and later she went on to found what would become The Southern Foodways Alliance.

Chef Teryi says, “I was a pastry chef for 15 years before I read her book The Gift of Southern Cooking, with Scott Peacock. When I read her pastry recipe and she talked about the French way to smear the dough that makes for this supreme flakiness… When I made that pecan pie, I just wanted to sit down and cry.”
So join us for a celebration of the gift that Edna gave us. Your ticket includes a four course meal inspired by Edna Lewis, with wines to match, a copy of The Taste of Southern Cooking, and an evening in the company of people who love to share a table. Seats are very limited.


April 14
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm


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