Edna Lewis was loved for many reasons. Her spare prose. Her soulful recipes. Her kitchen frugality. Her endless wisdom. All attributes that are apparent in her famous brisket.
Warmly spiced with a pudding-like texture, this apple cake from Edna Lewis is truly easy—just stir together by hand. And it’s unforgettable for reasons that have nothing to do with its ease.
This recipe from the late, great Edna Lewis turns out skillet-fried chicken that’s perfectly seasoned, extra-crisp, and gosh darn beautiful in every way.
From cooking icon Edna Lewis comes an airy spoon bread which whispers, in that inimitable Southern way, to be included on tables everywhere.