Previous Skillet Diaries™ Salutes
Buster Holmes; Pelican
by Elizabeth Sims with Chef Brian Sonoskus
Tools We Like:
Mini Prep Bowls
Our favorites offer:
*secure grip for wet hands
*measuring lines (tablespoons)
Scrolling Photo Credits from Page Top, including Julia Child, Marcus Samuelsson, Art Smith, Leah Chase and more…
Counter-Clockwise Beginning with Wedding:
1. Donna's parents (Muriel & Eliot Batte) w/ Mobile, Alabama wedding party, June 28, 1950. ( Eliot Battle & flower girl, Peggy Cooper Caffritz, 2009.)
2. Donna with Art Smith.
3. Donna's paternal great aunts (c.1890)
Wilson, North Carolina.
4. Donna with Julia Child, Greenbrier Hotel, 1997.
5. From private photo collection, unknown Boone County Missouri Couple/WW1.
6. Donna, Donna's Father, Eliot Battle, Sr., Chef Marcus Samuelsson.
Black America Cooks™
Donna Battle Pierce Celebrates Soulful Cooks, Cookbooks, Soul Food, Creole & Southern Recipes
Soul Food & Much More From the Web
Skillet Diaries™ Salute
John Pinderhughes, Award-Winning Photographer, (Commercial and Fine Art); Cookbook author
"My true love for cooking began with my grandmother…"
Born: January 26, Washington DC
Memorable Quote: "I've talked my way into many a kitchen. I've been fortunate in knowing and becoming close to lots of wonderful people, many of whom shared not only their love and their lives but their cooking…"
Clio Awards; Art Directors Club; CEBA Award of Excellence
Why we cherish John Pinderhughes: He reminds us to appreciate the beauty in simple things, including shared recipes and the people who share them. We loved this video highlighting his work, and imagined (based on Family of the Spirit) that he spent time at Dooky Chase Restaurant while on location in New Orleans.
Dishes shared by family/friends in Family of the Spirit include"Damu's" Cuban-inspired pig's feet; "Gum Gum's" crab cakes and timely egg recipes (Deviled Eggs and Egg Salad) from B.G.'s dad, making good use of this season's extra "hard-cooked" eggs
Weiss and Jews;
Skillet Diary™ Flavors of Home
Family of the Spirit
Although we have never met in person, John Pinderhughes and I have cooked together since my now gently worn book with bent page corners and spills was fresh off the press.
Of the thousands of cookbooks in my collection, only a half dozen make the single shelf in my kitchen reserved for "cooking books." read more…