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Gullah Cookbook: Mama Doonk’s Gullah Recipes

Looking for a hostess gift or a new addition to your library collection? Mama Doonk’s Gullah Recipes is exactly what you need. This cookbook is perfect for the foodie or the novice cook to explore the rich heritage of Gullah cuisine. Written by Theresa Jenkins Hilliard, this book is a rich display of the beauty of this cuisine and the Gullah culture.

Gullah Cookbook: Mama Doonk’s Gullah Recipes

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Theresa Jenkins Hilliard began learning how to cook when she was “knee-high to a duck”. She has prepared Gullah cuisine for her family and friends for the past sixty years. What began as a scrapbook of recipes for her children culminated into Mama Doonk’s Gullah Recipes, named for her grandmother from whom she learned her cooking skills. She is a native Gullah language speaker and was featured on EssenceMagazine.com; Upscale Magazine; the Charleston Magazine; postandcourier.com; and National Geographic Video Magazine.

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She is a recipient of President Obama’s Drum Major for Volunteer Award, a Docent at the Old Slave Mart Museum in Charleston, SC, a Gullah Storyteller and Certified Charleston Tour Guide. She has spoken at museums, schools, city halls, and many historic venues. She has traveled to many European Countries and Canada.  She has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Southern Illinois University and is a retired Equal EmploymentOpportunity and Diversity Manager. Theresa and her husbandFranklin are the parents of three children and 10 grandchildren.

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Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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