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Praisesong for the Kitchen Ghosts: Stories and Recipes from Five Generations of Black Country Cooks

03 February 2024

Award-winning author, poet, and professor Crystal Wilkinson will speak on her book, Praisesong for the Kitchen Ghosts. In this book, Wilkinson gifts us a key that unlocks not only her own treasured memories but methods for embracing our own personal histories. Join the East Tennessee Historical Society and co-sponsors Union Ave Books as Ms. Wilkinson shares stories behind recipes rooted deep in the past. Praisesong for the Kitchen Ghosts brings to life a culinary and artistic inheritance that honors the mothers who came before, the land that provided for generations of her family, and the untold heritage of Black Appalachia.


This lecture is presented by Union Ave Books.

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February 3
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


East Tennessee History Center
601 S Gay St
Knoxville, TN 37902 United States
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(865) 215-8830