Today while doing some online research into soul food recipes, I found a cake recipe on a site written by a man named Corey Jarrell. His grandmother, Mrs. Lillian Fox was known for her fabulous soul food and her hospitality, or as the article put it, “Good nature and kindness were Mama Lil’s signature ingredients”.
Corey’s grandmother was featured in an article in their local newspaper, the KY Post and Times Star. The newspaper profiled Mrs. Fox in a full page spread for their popular Food section. The article was written by Fern Storer, food editor for the Post from 1951 to 1976, and in it they dished the real meaning of soul food, family and stuff like that. I have added a picture of her delicious Lemon Pudding Cake that I baked below, and a link to the recipe on Corey’s site, “I’ll Keep You Posted”. His site is loaded with interesting stories and recipes. He writes with passion, flair and honesty. Click here for Corey’s site
By the way, I’m trying to help Corey find an antique cookbook called “A Domestic Cook Book: Containing a Careful Selection of Useful Receipts for the Kitchen”, by Mrs. Malinda Russell, an Experienced Cook, Paw Paw, Michigan, 1866. A Facsimile with introduction by Janice Bluestein Longone. Inland Press, Detroit, Michigan, April 2007. (ISBN 978-1-4255-8881-6). If anybody has any idea where he can find a copy of this cookbook, please let me know at your earliest convenience and thank you!
Mrs. Fox and her fabulous lemon pudding cake.