Charla L. DraperMy appetite and interest in food was nurtured in a family of great cooks—both my maternal and paternal grandmothers had skills. Our house was always filled with the aroma of good cooking–particularly scratch baking. spicy gingerbread, fluffy, light yeast rolls and buttery, moist melt in your mouth pound cake prepared by Mom’s mother, aka Gonga. Dad’s mother —Big Mama honed her skill in Shreveport, Louisiana and her menus included seafood gumbo,  braised rabbit, and pear preserves, along with other traditional dishes.

I’ve stirred a few pots as a Food Editor at Ebony and Southern Living magazines, and test kitchen home economist in The Kraft Kitchens. Each one was about creating buzz when it comes to food and cooking. Chow-Chow & Soul™ will continue this focus dishing about food, recipes, and more.

I’m looking forward to sharing good things to eat and hearing from you!



2 Responses to “ABOUT”

  1. Chef and Steward May 21, 2015 at 04:18 #

    Lovely discovering your blog Charla! You have a wealth of information and experience and your readers will definitely benefit from all you share. And very useful video on spatchcocking a turkey by the way!

    • chicagolyn May 27, 2015 at 20:08 #

      Thank you–glad you like the blog. I try to keep it informative and helpful, sharing info and recipes influenced by my food genes!

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