The late Sandra Lawrence was a proud, life-long resident of Harlem. Her passion for Harlem’s food, arts, and architecture, including her own beloved brownstone on Convent Avenue, was legendary. A third-generation soul-food cook, she was an expert hostess who entertained frequently, using recipes from her personal family archive and her many trips abroad. Her recipes made her a “Grill Master” in the popular Grilling for Dummies series.
She made her career as a noted interior designer to the diplomatic community, and as a retailer of African fine arts and crafts. Her design work was published in the New York Times, Ebony, and Family Circle, among other publications.Back to all authorsBack to top of page
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A portrait of the new Harlem, as seen through the eyes of a life-long resident and expert home cook, Harlem Really Cooks honors classic soul food recipes while introducing new spices, new flavors, and simpler techniques.