Item description for Gullah Home Cooking the Daufuskie Way: Smokin' Joe Butter Beans, Ol' 'Fuskie Fried Crab Rice, Sticky-Bush Blackberry Dumpling, and Other Sea Island Favorites by Sallie Ann Robinson & Gregory Wrenn Smith...
Overview The African-American cuisine of this unique South Carolina island and subculture is featured here in this plentiful, delicious collection of recipes for salads and side dishes, seafood, meat and game, rice, quick and easy meals, breads, and desserts.
Publishers Description "If there's one thing we learned coming up on Daufuskie," remembers Sallie Ann Robinson, "it's the importance of good, home-cooked food." In this enchanting book, Robinson presents the delicious, robust dishes of her native Sea Islands and offers readers a taste of the unique, West African-influenced Gullah culture still found there. Living on a South Carolina island accessible only by boat, Daufuskie folk have traditionally relied on the bounty of fresh ingredients found on the land and in the waters that surround them. The one hundred home-style dishes presented here include salads and side dishes, seafood, meat and game, rice, quick meals, breads, and desserts. Gregory Wrenn Smith's photographs evoke the sights and tastes of Daufuskie. "Here are my family's recipes," writes Robinson, weaving warm memories of the people who made and loved these dishes and clear instructions for preparing them. She invites readers to share in the joys of Gullah home cooking the Daufuskie way, to make her family's recipes their own.
Citations And Professional Reviews Gullah Home Cooking the Daufuskie Way: Smokin' Joe Butter Beans, Ol' 'Fuskie Fried Crab Rice, Sticky-Bush Blackberry Dumpling, and Other Sea Island Favorites by Sallie Ann Robinson & Gregory Wrenn Smith has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Booklist - 12/15/2002 page 744
Publishers Weekly - 02/03/2003 page 72
Library Journal - 03/15/2003 page 110
New York Times - 06/01/2003 page 14
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Studio: The University of North Carolina Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.22" Width: 7.22" Height: 0.74" Weight: 1.04 lbs.
Release Date Apr 7, 2003
Publisher The University of North Carolina Press
ISBN 0807827835 ISBN13 9780807827833
Availability 0 units.
More About Sallie Ann Robinson & Gregory Wrenn Smith
Sallie Ann Robinson was born and raised on Daufuskie Island, South Carolina, and is dedicated to sharing the richness of her native Gullah culture. She now lives in Savannah, Georgia.
Reviews - What do customers think about Gullah Home Cooking the Daufuskie Way: Smokin' Joe Butter Beans, Ol' 'Fuskie Fried Crab Rice, Sticky-Bush Blackberry Dumpling, and Other Sea Island Favorites?
low country cooking Oct 10, 2007
I remain fascinated by Gullah and Daufuskie cooking. This book is a welcome addition to my ever-expanding collection. I'm glad I found it.
Wonderful Country Cooking Mar 11, 2007
I have tried to catch Ms. Robinson's t.v. shows when I was able. Having grown up poor and having to make ends meet by stretching the food, you appreciate any attempt to liven up the meals. Ms. Robinson has done this very well. I enjoy her, and I enjoy the book.
Ms. Robinson ALWAYS washes her greens in WARM water, Sep 17, 2006
One of my favorite episodes of Sara Moulton's cooking show featured the author and included a visit to her childhood home. I was THRILLED that Ms. Robinson washed her green leafy vegetables in warm water. What a shame such wisdom (do Americans even know the term "nightsoil" anymore???) has been disregarded in the wake of carnival barkers who demonstrate their cooking ability by ripping open a bag of greens (prewashed, My Aunt Fanny!) and cooking raw meat straight from their styrofoam and plastic packaging. Ewwwww, you know no amount of cooking heat can clean that up. EWWWWWWWWWWWWWW.
Thank you, Ms. Robinson.
easy and awesome Jun 19, 2006
I grew up in St. Helena Island (Frogmore). Having and using this book brings back those memories
Purchased as a gift. Aug 12, 2005
This was the perfect gift for my sister who lived on Dafuskie island for several years. She personally knew Sallie Ann and was sad to leave her east coast home and the lovely people she met there. The book brought back memories of a delightful period in her life.
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