Name: Shelly Eversley

What city were you born in? Chicago, Illinois

What decade where you born? 1960's 

Three things you remember most from the first decade of your life?

1. My big wheel that I used to spin out with!

2. I remember making bread with my grandmother - she used to make it on Sunday. She'd give me a piece and I'd make a smiley face with the dough -- but by the time it was out of the oven the shape would have disappeared. 

3. Summers with my cousins in Baltimore.

What is the dessert?

Blood Orange Margarita

Who would you want to eat this dessert with ? 

My BOO, capital M - capital B !  (Her nickname for her husband)

Where would you want to be eating this last dessert?  

Right here at home with my Boo on the sofa that I hate. 

What comes to your mind when I say the word FOOD?

Good food, simple and delicious.  Food that I make, not food that I buy. 

What is the best piece of advice anyone has given you?

It's a long race, pace yourself!  - My mentor Priscilla told me this. 


Professor of Black Studies, Women Studies and Literature

What is your favorite object I can find in your kitchen?

I love my Bullet Blender.

Favorite quote?

"If God can't make us freer and more loving, it's time we got rid of him." - James Baldwin 

Where do you see yourself in 20 years?

In St. Lucia at the beach --  minding my own business with my dog, my Boo and a cocktail.

Three most important things in your life?

1. My books

2. My Boo

3. My dog