Chris Smith Talk and Book Signing - The Whole Okra
From the venue:
Chris Smith's wry humor and seed-to-stem enthusiasm for his subject infuse every chapter of The Whole Okra with just the right mix of fabulous recipes, culinary tips, unique projects, and fun facts about this vagabond vegetable with huge potential.
It is foremost a foodie's book, but Smith also provides practical tips for home and market gardeners, including classic recipes from fried okra pods to unexpected delights including okra seed pancakes and okra flower vodka. Some of the South's best-known chefs shared okra recipes with Smith: Okra Soup by culinary historian Michael Twitty, Limpin' Susan by chef BJ Dennis, Bhindi Masala by chef Meherwan Irani, and Okra Fries by chef Vivian Howard.
Smith also researched the history of okra as a fiber crop for making paper and the uses of okra mucilage (slime) as a preservative, a hydrating face mask, and more.
This event is free and open to the public.