Gullah/Geechee Chillun Cookin fa e Culcha!


Gullah/Geechee Nation

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation

The Gullah/Geechee Nation is globally known for its foodways traditions.  Many people will quickly say that the only thing that they know about the term “Geechee” is the fact that “Those folks eat a lot of rice!”  As true as that statement is, we ain be wan no dry rice!  Hunnuh hafa hab oda ting fa nyam pun wid disya ya!  To that end, there are many outstanding traditional cooks throughout the Gullah/Geechee Nation.  The best food that you will ever eat will be at the home of an elder or at a fish fry or crab crack held on the Sea Islands under an oak tree.

Given that fact that so many come to the Gullah/Geechee Nation for the food, many restaurants and catering companies have menus listing “Lowcountry faire” and “soul food” and such.  However, many are using standardized…

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