Cathy chats with Chris Smith, author of The Whole Okra, which won the 2020 James Beard Award in the Reference, History, and Scholarship category. This is NC-based garden writer Chris Smith's first book and shares a rich collection of okra history, lore, recipes from celebrated chefs, growing advice, and much more.

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