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
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.