Lillie Edwards and Juanita Washington - On food and cookingInterviewed by Leslee Flores on April 10, 2012
Lillie recounts on her first experiences with cooking bread as a young girl. She was the designated cook of the family. She also talks about her mother’s cooking style since her mother does not use standard recipes to cook. Juanita speaks about Mama Dip (her aunt) being the head cook in her family. Mama Dip raised her and she started cooking small meals like hamburger and French fries. Both interviewees talk about the cooking aromas during holidays, specifically the smells of pie and cake. Edwards describes how she cooks and seasons her fish. She also states that one of her favorites dishes to make is chicken and dumplings.
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