Soul food, Spartanburg, and success - all a part of the story of the innovative Spartanburg-native chef, Pamela Strobel. Affectionately known as Princess Pamela, Milliken is joining community partners to celebrate her delicious recipes as one of the sponsors of an upcoming authentic cookbook luncheon this Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at Spartanburg’s Hub City Farmer’s Market.
Renowned cookbook authors The Lee Brothers revived Pamela’s recipes originally captured in a southern cookbook dating back to the 1960s, to carry on her legacy. Decades ago, Pamela’s mother, Beauty, was the head pastry chef at Spartanburg’s Elite restaurant. Capitalizing on the same gift, Pamela began to cook in Spartanburg and eventually went on to open her own successful restaurant in Manhattan.
“[Princess Pamela’s Soul Food Cookbook] really is a portrait of the cooking of Spartanburg before World War II,” shared The Lee Brothers when reflecting on the cookbook’s unique soul food recipes.
We are excited that they’ve chosen to celebrate in the roots of her hometown and honored to be a part of this unique cultural event valuing our city’s cultural heritage.
Mark your calendar for Tuesday, May 23, at noon at Spartanburg’s Hub City Farmer’s Market for a family-style luncheon produced by The Butterfly Foundation. The Lee Brothers will be on-site to celebrate and tell the story of Princess Pamela’s Soul Food Cookbook, as well as sign and personalize purchased books.
Select proceeds from the partially Milliken-sponsored event will benefit the Southside Heritage Committee, which provides scholarships to Carver Middle School students, and the Spartanburg Juneteenth Celebration.
Tickets are limited. Be sure to secure yours here.