THE WHOLE OKRA: A Seed to Stem Celebration
The Whole Okra: A Seed to Stem Celebration
Author: Chris Smith
Chelsea Green, 258 pages, $29.95
For many, okra is a slimy pod that they have grown to avoid on their dining plates. But writer Chris Smith in this celebration of the okra, provides the reader with history, gardening guides, recipes, as well as biography of okra. A 2020 James Beard Award Winner, The Whole Okra: A Seed to Stem Celebration is a well-researched love affair with a food that has roots in Africa and Southern Asia, but has come to be a delicacy in USA Southern cuisines.