Edna Lewis was loved for many reasons. Her spare prose. Her soulful recipes. Her kitchen frugality. Her endless wisdom. All these attributes come together in this brilliantly flavored and frugal brisket recipe.
About Edna Lewis
Edna Lewis grew up cooking with the seasons on a wood-fired stove in Freetown, Virginia. She's largely credited with preserving the traditional foodways of Southern American cooking via her cooking classes and cookbooks, including The Gift of Southern Cooking and The Taste of Country Cooking. She was also a political activist and the darling of the New York arts and literature set in the 1940s and 50s.