Style Court

Eight Years of Textiles, History, Art, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes

7.31.2008

Top Chef




Documentary filmmaker Bailey Barash was kind enough to send me a link to her film about adventurous spirit Edna Lewis. When you have a moment, click here to learn more about Miss Lewis' inimitable style and the legendary Cafe Nicholson. Lewis' essay, What is Southern?, is excellent too.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

A beautiful woman in every sense.

Cote de Texas said...

Talk about style - this woman just oozes of style and class! I love her jewelry - I'm not a cook so I'm judging her sense of fashion!!! haha!!! But, truly - isn't she just the most stylish lady? so chic. ok - I'm off to watch the video!

Joni

Style Court said...

Yes, so chic! I've heard her clothes were like no one else's.

vanessa said...

Thank you for sharing this!

pve design said...

An original recipe. :)
Love the history she infuses in her style, her taste and her demeanor. They just do not make them like her anymore!

Ms. Wis. said...

America's bicentennial celebrations in 1976 produced lots of sparks and souvenirs, but few tangibles that have held their power for me over the intervening 30 years like Edna Lewis' book celebrating Southern food, "The Taste of Country Cooking." While the 1976 publication date may have been coincidental, Lewis produced a book that is purely American, portraying in loving detail the Jeffersonian ideal of self-sufficient communities centered around small family farms. You can often find her Country Cooking in second-hand bookstores and a 30th anniversary edition was published in 2006. It's still a delightful read. Since it's told from the viewpoint of Lewis as she's growing up -- watching, learning and participating -- the book is full of youthful charm and a palpable sense of anticipation. Thanks for reminding me of a memorable book, cook and woman.

Style Court said...

Ms. Wis, thanks for putting the book in context for me. I had not made the '76 connection.