The Whole Okra
This collection of okra history, lore, recipes, craft projects and growing advice is a must-read for any gardener or food-lover.
Author Chris Smith shares his fascination with okra, combining his research with a wry humor to present the reader with culinary tips, unique projects, and little-known facts about this vagabond vegetable.
Praise for The Whole Okra
"If you are an okra lover, this book is an affirmation, filled with interesting stories and great ideas for using pods, flowers, and more. If you are not yet an okra lover, Chris Smith's enthusiasm may well convert you."
– Sandor Ellix Katz, author of Wild Fermentation
"The Whole Okra is a long-anticipated contribution to the foodways of the American South."
– James Beard Award-winning chef and author
About the Author
Chris Smith is the executive director of The Utopian Seed Project, and communications manager for Sow True Seed inAsheville, North Carolina, as well as on the boards of The People's Seed and Slow Food Asheville. A native of the U.K., Smith writes regularly for The Heirloom Gardener, the Mother Earth News blog, and the Farmers' Almanac blog.
Copyright 2019, Softcover, 258 pages