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Join Us at Inspiration Kitchens

Inspiration Kitchens
3504 W. Lake St, Chicago

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The culinary team at Inspiration Kitchens is preparing a 4-course menu inspired by the work of Chef Edna Lewis. Edna Lewis was born in a small settlement called Freetown in 1916, one of eight children. The farm had been granted to her grandfather, a freed slave. Growing, gathering and preparing food was more than just sustenance for the family; it was a form of entertainment. In her cookbook, "A Taste of Country Cooking" Edna recalls her childhood memories of seasonal celebrations with her family through recipes, which read like love letters.

Chef Kocoa Scott-Winbush and 4 guest performers will read excerpts of Chef Edna's writings from two of her highly acclaimed cookbooks, "The Taste of Country Cooking" and "In Pursuit of Flavor." Readings will be paired with the violin virtuosity of Samuel "Savoirfaire" Williams, a local, classically trained jazz violinist. Wine and beer will also be served.

The proceeds of this unique event will benefit The Sugar Beet Cooperative.

Tickets can be purchased online at

Earlier Event: July 27
The Sugar Beet Edible Garden Tour
Later Event: October 22
Making Mealtimes More Meaningful