Retired Educator And Author Releases New Cookbook

Dr. Hattie N. Washington has numerous successes in her professional career— teacher, administrator, professor, author, consultant and keynote speaker. She now adds cookbook author to her list of accomplishments.

Dr. Washington launches her new book project, “Aunt Hattie's Cookbook Southern Comfort Food Favorites” at the upcoming workshop at the Black Writers Guild meeting at the Enoch Pratt Free Library located at 4330 Edmonson Avenue in Baltimore on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The meeting is open to the public with a donation is $5 for non-members.


Bread Pudding

The workshop, “Cooking with Books: How to Write and Publish a Cookbook,” will provide information to attendees about how to select and kitchen test recipes; secure a contract with a foodographer; elements of book design including how to format (text, food photos, recipes); and how to use various marketing strategies to publicize and sell your cookbook.

Participants will be treated to Aunt Hattie’s signature southern bread pudding with rum sauce.

Dr. Washington’s cookbook is a companion book to her award-winningmemoir “Driven To Succeed: An Inspirational Memoir of Lessons Learned Through Faith, Family and Favor,” where she mentioned many of the down-home dishes from her early childhood in the Meherrin, Virginia.


Fried Chicken

This keepsake cookbook shares how to cook some of Dr. Washington’s favorite mouth-watering recipes from her own personal collection, tried and perfected over the decades as a requested “must” at family reunions, Thanksgiving and other dinners, social gatherings, faculty meetings, etc. It also includes special and selected recipes from other family members, friends and from her time living abroad in Greece and Scotland, which she refers to as “beyond.”

Aunt Hatties’s cookbook will be available for purchase at the meeting and on her website:, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other major booksellers.