Set in 1977, 82-year-old Alberta Hunter, once the toast of American vaudeville and European cabaret, prepares to perform her first show in over 20 years at Greenwich Village?s The Cookery. With indomitable spirit, song, and dance, the premier blues artist recalls her life?s journey from Memphis, Tennessee to the heights of show business fame. Cookin' at the Cookery features Hunter?s signature song ?My Castle?s Rockin?,? as well as ?Handy Man? and ?Nobody Knows You When You?re Down and Out.?