The tradition I carry on is the learning, cooking, and documentation of all my family’s Gullah recipes. From Red Rice, to crab rice, shrimp and okra, and to potato poon these dishes are true gems to our culture and the Lowcountry area. My 94 year old aunt passed this Gullah family recipe down to me and she spoke of how her mother would make this so it’s well over 125-150 years old. You gotta put some elbow grease in this by grating raw sweet potatoes but it’s a wonderful glimpse into our ancestry and black food history. Being born and raised in Savannah, GA, I want to
encourage black people in my generation and age group ESPECIALLY those native of the Lowcountry to reach out to their elders, look into their family background, find out more about themselves, and start documenting family history and traditions.