The Bluffton Book Festival in Partnership with Billy Wood Appliance

Presents Slow Cooking & Stories with Sallie Ann Robinson 

Thursday, November 21st from 6pm-8:30pm

at Billy Wood Appliance - Bluffton

1223 May River Rd, Bluffton SC

Join us on a beautiful fall evening for a cooking demo and tastings in the luxury kitchen of Billy Wood Appliance in Bluffton. Sample new recipes and old favorites from Sallie Ann Robinson's new cookbook, Sallie Ann Robinson's Kitchen: Food and Family Lore from the Lowcountry. Listen as Sallie Ann shares stories, history, and flavors of the Gullah culture. Beverages will be provided and books will be available for purchase.

The latest excellent entry from Robinson (Gullah Home Cooking the Daufuskie Way) is a more personal take on her childhood on Daufuskie Island in South Carolina. The once-remote area―telephone service didn’t exist there until 1973―populated by African-Americans and Native Americans, is known for its hybrid low-country/African-American Gullah culture. Robinson is an inviting and charming guide, as she introduces classic seafood-focused recipes for salads (shrimp, tomato, and red onion), sides (seafood fried rice with crabmeat, oysters, and shrimp), and basic mains such as a blue crab stew, crispy fried grouper, or shrimp and blue crab burgers. Robinson includes several meat dishes―Gullah gumbo with chicken and fried okra, smothered fried chicken, duck stuffed with oyster rice―alongside such Southern staples as green lima beans with ham hocks and pecan pie. Essays by Robinson on her near-idyllic childhood there (she recalls being taught by Prince of Tides author Pat Conroy) appear throughout. This delightful cookbook also serves as an excellent regional culinary history.”―Publishers Weekly