Do you like apples? Do you like apple pie? As a part of National Book awareness month and Apple Month, we wanted to feature a story that incorporated both. Bring Me Some Apples and I’ll Make You a Pie, by Robbin Gourley, is a wonderful short story that focuses on gardening, harvesting, and preparing meals. This 2010 Growing Good Kids Award Winner is about the childhood of Chef Edna Lewis.
Edna Lewis, born in 1916 in Freetown Virginia, had a passion for growing and preparing food. Her family taught her “fruits and vegetables taste best when their sun-ripened and freshly picked.” She spent her life sharing and teaching others how to cook southern style. She made people aware of the traditional method of eating the food you grow. Check out Edna’s Apple Crisp recipe to enjoy with your family or project group!