Gullah Cuisine: By Land and by Sea

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Author: Charlotte Jenkins

ISBN-10: 0982515421

ISBN-13: 9780982515426

Category: African American Cooking

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Take a journey with Chef Charlotte Jenkins into her creative kitchen, and also into her life. Charlotte and her husband Frank grew up Gullah at a time when the Old Ways were giving way to the New Ways. They are of the generation that bridged those two worlds. In many ways, they have lived the American dream, rising up from humble origins to build a nationally recognized Gullah restaurant where today they would regard being interviewed by Southern Living, Gourmet Magazine, The New York Times, as all in a day s work. Charlotte learned to cook Gullah the way her mama, her grandmamma and all the mamas that have come before her by working alongside one another. But she also trained at Johnson & Wales Culinary Institute in Charleston where she adapted the traditional recipes to be more healthful. In 1997, she and her husband Frank opened Gullah Cuisine in Mt. Pleasant, SC. They are now widely acknowledged as offering the best of authentic Gullah cooking. Gullah Cuisine: By Land and By Sea does more than bring Charlotte's recipes to you the book is a tale of connection, sharing a world the Gullah built. It features a narrative by critically acclaimed author William P. Baldwin, photographs by Pulitzer-prize-nominee Mic Smith and art by beloved Gullah painter Jonathan Green. Pat Conroy describes the Gullah people depicted in Jonathan Green's world as looking like "they got dressed while staring at rainbows."