Mother Knows (and Cooks) Best: Rick Bragg Offers "The Best Cook in the World"

May 14, 2018

Our guest on ST is the best-selling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Bragg, who's known for his books "All Over but the Shoutin'" and "Ava's Man." His new book, which he tells us about, is "The Best Cook in the World." In this work, Bragg sets out to preserve his heritage as well as his family history by telling the stories that framed his mother's cooking, her upbringing, her education, her child-rearing, and so forth -- from her own childhood into old age. As Bragg tell us, in the American South just like everywhere else, good food always has a good story behind it. Please note that Bragg will do a reading and signing here in Tulsa on May 16th at 7pm; the event happens at the TCCL's Central Library, and more information is posted here.