Skip to main content
Edna Lewis Southen Revivalist Chef, her quote "...recapture those good flavors of the past"

Edna Lewis

Southern Revivalist

Southern Foodways Oral Histories: Edna Lewis
The New York Times Edna Lewis dies at 89; Wrote Cookbooks that Refined Souther Cuisine

b. Freetown, Virginia 1916
d. Decatur, Georgia 2006


  • CafĂ© Nicholson | NYC
  • Fearington House | Pittsboro, NC
  • Middleton Place | Charleston, SC


  • 1972 The Edna Lewis Cookbook
  • 1976 The Taste of Country Cooking
  • 1988 In Pursuit of Flavor
  • 2003 The Gift of Southern Cooking with Scott Peacock

Reference Materials On Display

  • Book - The Taste of Country Cooking
  • Book - The Gift of Southern Cooking
  • Image - Gage & Tollner Dining Room

Additional Resource

American Regional Cuisines - Food Culture and Cooking | Chapter 4 Southern States