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Bress 'n' Nyam: Gullah Geechee Recipes from a Sixth-Generation Farmer

Bress 'n' Nyam: Gullah Geechee Recipes from a Sixth-Generation Farmer

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From Hot Buttermilk Biscuits and Sweet Potato Pie to Salmon Cakes on Pepper Rice and Gullah Fish Stew, Gullah Geechee food is an essential cuisine of American history. It is the culinary representation of the ocean, rivers, and rich fertile loam in and around the coastal South. From the Carolinas to Georgia and Florida, this is where descendants of enslaved Africans came together to make extraordinary food, speaking the African Creole language called Gullah Geechee.

In this groundbreaking and beautiful cookbook, Matthew Raiford pays homage to this cuisine that nurtured his family for seven generations. In 2010, Raiford's Nana handed over the deed to the family farm to him and his sister, and Raiford rose to the occasion, nurturing the farm that his great-great-great grandfather, a freed slave, purchased in 1874. In this collection of heritage and updated recipes, he traces a history of community and family brought together by food.



Author: Matthew Raiford
Publisher: Countryman Press
Published: 05/11/2021
Pages: 240
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 2.20lbs
Size: 10.10h x 8.30w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9781682686041

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 04/19/2021
Library Journal 06/01/2021 pg. 135
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