Okra Studies

Author Chris Smith talks about his book The Whole Okra: A Seed to Stem Celebration, which recently won the James Beard Award for food scholarship:

“In some ways, I consider the book the start of my okra journey. Since its publication, I’ve connected with so many people that share a passion for okra. I keep thinking of new ways that I could use okra. At the beginning of this week, for example, I had 2,000 pounds of okra seeds delivered, and a few breweries are looking to use it for okra seed beer. It’s really an ongoing journey of okra craziness.”