MAY 07 2021

Gullah Sweet Potatoes

Gullah recipes are handed down from generation to generation by teaching in real life as you stand side by side. The Gullah people are West Africans enslaved to work the rice plantations in the Sea Islands, including Edisto Island. They had extraordinary skills for growing rice and successfully did so while living and working on … Continue reading Gullah Sweet Potatoes

MAY 05 2021

Frogmore Stew

Frogmore stew was born in St. Helena Island in a small Lowcountry fishing community near Hilton Head and Beaufort, South Carolina. This tasty stew is sometimes referred to as a Lowcountry boil.  The Lowcountry is also known as the home of the Gullah people. West Africans were enslaved to work the rice plantations in the … Continue reading Frogmore Stew

MAY 05 2021

Gullah Rice

The Gullah people were West African Slaves that lived and farmed the rice, indigo, and cotton plantations in the Lowcountry during the 1700s. They were isolated from the mainland and lived on Edisto Island and the other Sea Islands. This isolation allowed them to hold onto their African traditions and culture.  It was especially helpful … Continue reading Gullah Rice

MAY 04 2021

Fried Corn Cakes

Fried corn cakes with a side of shrimp, sausage, or fish are a Southern favorite on Edisto Island! Did you know corn cakes originated with the Gullah people? They are West Africans that were enslaved and brought to the Sea Islands during the 1700s.  The Gullah people were specifically chosen to be enslaved and work … Continue reading Fried Corn Cakes

MAY 02 2021

Lowcountry Peaches and Cream Pie 

Peaches and cream pie is a staple in southern cuisine, but did you know it originated from the Gullah people? The Gullah people were enslaved West Africans that were brought to America for their incredible rice-growing skills. They arrived during the 1700s and worked the indigo, cotton, and rice plantations in Edisto Island and the … Continue reading Lowcountry Peaches and Cream Pie 

APR 29 2021

Shrimp and Grits: Iconic Dish of the South

Shrimp and grits have become an iconic dish of the South enjoyed by locals and visitors every day. This iconic dish originated in the Lowcountry when the Gullah people were exposed to corn and grits by the plantation owners who gave them a portion of their food allowance. The Gullah people are West Africans enslaved … Continue reading Shrimp and Grits: Iconic Dish of the South

APR 01 2021

Gullah-Geechee Sauteed Shrimp and Okra Recipe

Edisto Shrimp is the Best The waters off Edisto Island are known to have the best shrimp in the world, and nothing is better than eating fresh dishes with these tasty critters included! If you love seafood and haven’t visited Edisto yet, you need to put it on your bucket list.  What’s so special about … Continue reading Gullah-Geechee Sauteed Shrimp and Okra Recipe