Chris Smith’s fantastic book covers everything you need to know about okra. This book is packed with information, from recipes to growing tips to saving seeds to how to make edible okra products.
Smith grew more than 75 varieties of okra to evaluate them for their flavor and texture nuances, and picked his personal favorites for the book. You will find the details about the taste evaluation he orchestrated with 15 judges in 2018. Yalova Akköy okra was unanimously picked as the okra with the best flavor. Find out about this okra variety and others in Smith’s book.
Smith won the James Beard Foundation award for this book in the category of Reference, History, and Scholarship. Smith is also the executive director of The Utopian Seed Project. USP is a non-profit organization that focuses on supporting and celebrating biodiversity in the American Southeast.