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Mrs. Wilkes' Boardinghouse cookbook : recipes and recollections from her Savanna
Wilkes, Sema.
Adult Nonfiction TX715.2.S68 W48 2001

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Sema Wilkes was born in Aimwell, a rural community in southeastern Georgia. Orphaned at the age of twelve, married at the age of sixteen, and a mother herself at twenty-one, Sema learned to cook out of necessity. When she and her husband, L. H. Wilkes, relocated to Savannah, Sema went to work at Mrs. Dixon's boardinghouse. Three years later, in 1943, she took over the boardinghouse and began creating the business that would become her legacy. Winner of the 2000 James Beard America's Regional Classics Restaurant Award, Mrs. Wilkes' Boardinghouse continues to serve locals and visitors alike who come to savor the best of her homestyle Southern cooking. Mrs. Wilkes still lives in Savannah and, at age 93, works in her restaurant every day John T. Edge is a frequent contributor to Cooking Light, Food and Wine, and Gourmet magazines. He is the food writer for the National Magazine Award -- winning Oxford American. He won a 2000 Food Feature Writing award from the Association of Food Journalists

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