About My Recipe Book
My book, “Mama Doonk's Gullah Recipes” is a tribute to my Gullah ancestors who were renowned "cooks" and the culmination of generations of family recipes. Through this book, readers are offered a glimpse into the unique way in which my Gullah ancestors ate, making delicacies from whatever food they had access to. Their resourcefulness and creativity are showcased through the use of every part of the pig, from the rooter to the tooter. This book chronicles the rich and vibrant Gullah foodway, a testament to the culinary legacy of the Gullah people. The second edition of the book includes over 25 additional recipes. In the Gullah community, food forms the foundation of all family celebrations, and it is my hope that this book evokes fond memories for some and sparks new conversations for others. Additionally, I offer a line of spices that accompanies the second edition recipe book, enhancing the flavor of each dish. We hope that you savor the recipes and enjoy the accompanying short anecdotes. It is my greatest wish that you pass down this treasure to your children and grandchildren, making it a part of your historical collection and a cherished family heirloom.
Historical Markers Book
If you're planning a trip to Charleston, SC, you won't want to miss my book "A Guide to Charleston's African American Historical Markers." This comprehensive street-by-street guide provides information on Black Historical Markers in Charleston, including some outlying areas like the Vietnam Memorial at Patriot's Point in Mt. Pleasant. The book includes marker sites for notable figures such as Denmark Vesey, Robert Smalls, Septima P. Clark, Phillip Simmons, Emanuel Church, and much more.
In addition to my passion for Charleston's African American history, my family have a personal connection to this heritage. My great-grandfather, Henry Hutchinson, built the historical Hutchinson House on Edisto Island, SC, which is currently being restored and will serve as a platform to share the rich history and culture of our ancestors.
As a proud member of the Gullah community, I love sharing my experiences through storytelling, lectures, speaking the Gullah language, and singing old Negro spirituals at events. Don't miss out on the opportunity to learn about the rich history and culture of Charleston's African American community with my historical markers book as your companion.