South Carolina native and longtime Midlands resident Mary Martha Greene will launch her much-anticipated cookbook, “The Cheese Biscuit Queen Tells All,” on May 3rd and will donate a portion of her books sales to MIRCI.
Greene’s book interweaves cherished recipes with the memories they evoke, telling stories of her late mother and aunt’s kitchen conversations and recalling recipes from close friends.
As a longtime volunteer at MIRCI’s Youth Drop-In Center, Greene also shares these recipes with youth who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. For years, she has regularly led the youth in preparing treats in the center’s kitchen, creating new memories with them.
“I’m excited to be sharing with everybody these recipes that our youth love to cook on Wednesdays,” Greene said, “These are family recipes that I’m happy to pass along to my MIRCI family and to all of you.”
Julie Ann Avin, MIRCI’s executive director, thanked Greene for her support. She noted, “Many of our youth clients look forward to Wednesday, when she comes to cook with them. Her lemon pound cakes, cheesecakes, and—of course—her cheese biscuits are always a hit.”
Greene’s book launch will take place at the Market at 701 Whaley from 5 to 8 pm on May 3rd. Guests will enjoy champagne and recipes from the cookbook, published by the University of South Carolina Press, which be available for $24.99.
MIRCI–the Mental Illness Recovery Center, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to create pathways to recovery for individuals who are experiencing or at risk of mental illness and/or homelessness.