Iva Lee was born and raised in the South and came from a long line of Southern women who passed down recipes since their arrival in America in 1640. Iva Lee was my beloved grandmother. She took pride in preparing a wide variety of Southern meals and classic dishes from New Orleans for family and welcomed friends. Unlike most Californians, I was raised on grits, gumbo, okra, sweet potatoes, biscuits and pecan pie. My husband and I decided to honor her by sharing some of her finest recipes and savory dishes with you. Enjoy!
— Lisa and Eric Wagoner