Cooking, Gullah-Style

Mount Airy’s Geechee Girl Rice Cafe is a unique restaurant. The majority of the menu is based on the cuisine of the Gullah, an African-American people who live on the Barrier Islands of South Carolina. We just stumbled on this article on Gullah cooking over at Gourmet:


Over the last few years, though Gullah culture has been under attack from the forces of real estate development. The islands of St. Helena, Daufuskie, and Edisto–historically Gullah strongholds–are rapidly being transformed into vacation destinations. However, it’s still possible to find traces of Gullah culture, especially if you’re willing to look in out-of-the-way places. On the island of St. Helena, Frogmore stew–a boil-up of assorted seafood, pork sausage, and corn on the cob–is still popular. It’s named after the town of Frogmore, a crossroads of the most visible Gullah settlement on the island.

Mount Airy’s Geechee Girl Rice Cafe is a unique restaurant. The majority of the menu is based on the cuisine of the Gullah, an African-American people who live on the Barrier Islands of South Carolina. We just stumbled on this article on Gullah cooking over at Gourmet:

Cooking, Gullah-Style