Glimpsing the culture of Gullah cooking

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Damon Lee Fowler has put together a nice piece about the Gullah tradition, seen through the lens of Sallie Ann Robinson's cooking.

A taste:

Even from a distance Daufuskie continues to inspire her. In addition to a third cookbook, she is at work on a collection of children’s stories based on island lore. It makes sense that Robinson, whose life has been shaped by the traditions and sharing of food, would choose to tell stories of home by writing about cooking. But, she says, it wasn’t so much a choice.

The story is an interesting slice of the culture you were more likely to encounter in the Lowcountry of years past, read it and you'll pick up a few cooking tips along the way.

Go read the piece at Garden and Gun, and be sure to give the photo gallery a look.

Hungry yet?