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

by Matthew Raiford with Amy Paige Condon

 

More than 100 heirloom recipes from a dynamic chef and farmer working the lands of his great-great-great grandfather.

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.

 

Publisher: Countryman Press

Publication Date: May 11, 2021

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 240

Dimensions: 8.3 x 10.3in

ISBN: 9781682686041

Bress 'n' Nyam

SKU: 9781682686041
$30.00Price