A drawing of Edna Lewis.


Culinary Arts
Student Submission


Author, Chef, Cookbook

Edna Lewis


Edna Lewis was one of the first African American women to write a cookbook that included her name, gender, and race. Before she became a cook, she worked as a seamstress and made dresses for celebrities including Dorcas Auedon and Marilyn Monroe.
She received 4 awards and cooked for the governor of Georgia before dying of cancer in 2006.

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