Gullah Geechee Home Cooking: Recipes from the Matriarch of Edisto Island

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Price
$40.00  $36.80
Publisher
Harry N. Abrams
Publish Date
Pages
288
Dimensions
8.35 X 10.23 X 1.0 inches | 2.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781419758782

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About the Author

Emily Meggett is the 89-year-old matriarch of the Gullah community on Edisto Island, South Carolina. She has been featured on television and in print by PBS, the Food Network, Bon Appétit, Eater, and NPR. She is also a member of the family who was raised in the Point of Pines cabin, a 19th-century slave cabin from Edisto Island that has been relocated to Washington, DC, as the central exhibit of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Her website is www.motheroftheisland.com/. Meggett lives in Edisto Island, South Carolina.

Reviews

"The role Meggett plays in her community is one countless Black women share but are rarely celebrated for. Her story and recipes should easily be heralded alongside those of some of history's greatest culinarians, like Edna Lewis, Leah Chase, and Julia Child. Meggett's food isn't fussy--it invites home cooks from all backgrounds into the kitchen to learn how to cook fresh and flavorful dishes without the stress of perfection we often see presented on social media and television. Her love for food and her community is an essential ingredient that makes her cooking, and Gullah food as a whole, so special."--Saveur