Food and friendship – Nikki Giovanni on Maya Angelou – Eatocracy

May 29, 2014 5:39 AM

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Food and friendship – Nikki Giovanni on Maya Angelou – Eatocracy

Editor's note: Nikki Giovanni is a poet, writer, and a professor at Virginia Tech. Her latest work is "Chasing Utopia: A Hybrid." Here, she remembers her dear friend, writer and activist Maya Angelou, who died Wednesday at age 86.

She was a great cook, and I think of myself as a good one. We were arguing about rack of lamb, one of my specialties. My recipe comes from the late, great country cook Edna Lewis. I went home after my visit and decided I should not just talk the talk but also walk the walk.

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