“I’ve cooked pretty much all of my life,” commented Tennessee native Edward Campbell, when asked how, when and where he learned to cook.
Loving called Uncle Eddie by most of his family members and many friends, Campbell became his family’s favorite cook at an early age. “I was the youngest and smallest of three siblings. The first I remember about cooking a full meal was at Thanksgiving. My mother wasn’t feeling well so I did the whole thing. I had probably been watching my mother cook and learned from her. Our Thanksgiving dinners’ attendance would run from 12 to 40 people. When I left home my family didn’t want me to leave. They didn’t want to lose their cook.”
Eddie met his wife Bonnie, the baby of 12 siblings and a native of Virginia, when she was visiting in Tennessee. “When he asked me to marry him,” Bonnie confided, “I told him I didn’t cook. I brought him back to Virginia with me about...
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