The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Presents Edna Lewis Fundraising Dinner

Received via email from  The Journey Through Hallowed Ground:

Edna Lewis
Carla Hall

Leni Sorenson

Edna Lewis Fundraising Dinner
Thursday, February 24, 2011
6:30 p.m.

Celebrate Black History Month by honoring one of the Journey’s most famous chefs, Edna Lewis from Orange County, Virginia. Carla Hall, an African-American celebrity chef from Bravo’s Top Chef will prepare an Edna Lewis dinner at The Foundation Room in Historic Manassas. The evening will be complemented by a lecture on the life of Edna Lewis by renown African-American historian Leni Sorensen.

Spend an evening with friends and get up close and personal with Carla Hall & Leni Sorensen while contributing to the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership. Seating is limited. Sponsor a table for four or reserve individual seats today.
An Authentic Edna Lewis Winter Dinner to
Soothe the Soul and Warm the Heart

Salad of Wild Watercress with Vinegar and Oil
Chicken with Dumplings
(using locally raised, free-range, hormone and antibiotic-free chickens)
Glazed Carrots
Crusty Yeast Bread with Butter
Deep-dish Apple Pie with Nutmeg Sauce

Table Sponsors – $1,000
Includes: Seating for four, private wine & cheese with the chef from 6:00-6:30pm, two copies of The Taste of Country Cooking: 30th Anniversary Edition by Edna Lewis, signed by Carla Hall, and priority dinner service.

Individual Tickets – $150
Includes: dinner for one at 6:30pm. You can purchase Edna Lewis cookbooks during the evening. Carla Hall will stay after dinner for book signings.

Dinner Location
The Foundation Room (Okras)
9110 Center Street | Manassas, VA 20110

Special Thanks to our Event Sponsors:

  • Ayshire Farm
  • Jeff Adams, Walnut Hill Farm at Elm Spring
  • Charles Gilliam, Okras Bistro (The Foundation Restaurant)
  • Carla Hall, celebrity chef & owner, Alchemy Caters by Carla Hall
  • Leni Sorensen, African-American historian

About Edna Lewis
Edna Lewis was an African-American chef and author best known for her Southern Cuisine. She was born in a small farming settlement of Freetown, Orange County, Virginia, the granddaughter of an emancipated slave who helped start the community. She passed away on February 13, 2006 at the age of 89. Lewis published The Edna Lewis Cookbook (1972), The Taste of County Cooking (1976), In Pursuit of Flavor (1988) and The Gift of Southern Cooking (2003).

About Carla Hall
Carla Hall cooks from the heart, and balances her Southern traditions, classic French training, and holistic approach to food as an entertaining expert, and owner and Executive Chef of Alchemy Caters by Carla Hall in Washington, DC.

About Leni Sorensen
For 25 years Sorensen has lectured on African American history and the lives of women in early America.  A graduate of the MA-PhD program at the College of William and Mary, she lives in rural Virginia where she teaches and lectures on culinary history.

Tickets for the event are nonrefundable and proceeds go to help the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership.

For more information, email Esther Turner at


The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership is a 501-c3 public-private partnership dedicated to raising national awareness of the unparalleled history in the region, which generally follows the Old Carolina Road (Rt. 15/231), from Gettysburg, PA to Monticello in Albemarle County, VA. This 180-mile National Heritage Area holds more American history than any other swath of land in the nation.
The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership
P.O. Box 77, Waterford, VA 20197
T 540.882.4929 | F 540.882.4927

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