The Way Home: A Celebration of Sea Islands Food and Family with over 100 Recipes

The Way Home: A Celebration of Sea Islands Food and Family with over 100 Recipes

by Kardea Brown
The Way Home: A Celebration of Sea Islands Food and Family with over 100 Recipes

The Way Home: A Celebration of Sea Islands Food and Family with over 100 Recipes

by Kardea Brown


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Kardea Brown, the breakout star of Food Network’s hit show Delicious Miss Brown celebrates the Gullah/Geechee culinary traditions of her family in this spectacular cookbook featuring 125 original mouthwatering recipes and gorgeous four-color photos.

The Way Home brings a taste of the Lowcountry South home, offering flavor-packed dishes everyone will enjoy such as:

She-Crab Soup

Seafood Potato Salad

Crabcake Benedict

Smoked Pasta Salad

Savory Bread Pudding

Peach Dump Cake

Blood Orange Salmon

Smothered Chicken

Low Country Spaghetti

Sweet Potato Cheesecake

Kardea shares her multi-generational “passed down” recipes and innovative takes on Gullah classics with home cooks everywhere. “Gullah” and “GeeChee” refer to a distinct group of African Americans living in the coastal areas of South Carolina and Georgia who have preserved much of their West African language, culture, and cuisine. The Way Home is an unabashed love letter to her family’s roots, packed with dishes that combine West African herbs, spices, and grains with traditional Southern cooking. “Gullah people laid the foundation for Southern cooking. Before farm-to-table was a fad, it was what Gullah people did,” Kardea explains. “I want to show the world that soul food is not monolithic. It’s so much more than fried chicken and vegetables cooked in pork. It’s seasonal, fresh and delicious! ”

Flavoring her recipes with cherished family anecdotes, memories, and helpful tips, The Way Home is a perfect blend of the modern and the traditional. Kardea honors her proud heritage and shows off her own signature class and sass. The result is a marvelous, big-hearted collection of recipes and stories that will nourish you, body and soul.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780063085602
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/25/2022
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 6,592
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Kardea Brown is a contemporary Southern cook born in Charleston, South Carolina, where she currently resides. Kardea created the pop-up New Gullah Supper Club, where her menu pays homage to the dishes her grandmother and mother passed down to her. She is the host of the hit show Delicious Miss Brown on Food Network as well as the host of The Great Soul Food Cookoff on OWN.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

New Gullah 28

Hoppin' John 35

Limpin' Susan 36

Red Rice 39

Lowcountry Boil 40

Chicken Perloo 43

Geechee Salsa 44

Fried Oysters 47

Buffalo Blue Fried Shrimp 48

Snookums's Okra Soup 51

Sea Island Collard Greens 52

Country Potato Salad 55

Shrimp and Grits 56

Salmon Cakes 59

Sea Island Crab Crack with Garlic-Butter Dipping Sauce 60

Johnny Cakes 63

The Perfect Pot of Rice 64

Grandma's Rutabagas 65

Deviled Crabs 67

Fried "Fush" 68

Boiled Peanuts 71

Crab Rice 72

Nuncey's Fried Chicken 75

Gullah Lima Beans 76

Sweet Potato Pone 77

Traditional Cornbread with Molasses Butter 78

Sweet Treats 80

Benne Wafers 83

Chewies 84

Grandma's Bread Pudding 87

Sweet Potato Cheesecake 88

Miss Brown's Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberry Cake 90

Aunt TC's Lemon-Lime Soda Cake 93

My Favorite Red Velvet Cake 94

Vanilla Bean Buttermilk Pie 97

Nana's Puddin' 98

Blackberry Cobbler 100

Hummingbird Sheet Cake 103

Edisto Lemon Pie 104

Mrs. Drayton's Inspired Ice Box Cake 106

Butter Pecan Pie Cheesecake with Browned Butter Sauce 107

Berry Cream Cheese Hand Pies 111

Bryon's Peach Dump Cake 112

Salted Georgia Peanut Pie 115

Oreo Brownie Delight 116

Toasted Coconut Cake 118

Breakin' the Fast 120

Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits 123

Country Garlic Gravy and Biscuits 124

Fried Grits Balls with Tasso Ham 127

Savory Bread Pudding 128

Waterfront Omelet with Creamy Sherry Butter Sauce 131

Fried Chicken and Pancakes with Spicy Syrup 132

Fluffy French Toast with Peaches and Cream 135

Crispy Home Fries and Peppers 136

Candied Bacon 137

Hash Brown Casserole 139

Fancy BLT with Pickled Red Onions 140

Smoked Sausage and Egg Skillet 143

Crab Cake Scrambled Benedict with Old Bay Hollandaise 144

Field Greens and Egg Frittata 147

Black Cherry Muffins with Cornmeal Streusel 148

Fried "Fush" and Grits 151

Homemade Breakfast Sausage 153

Preserving 154

Quick Pickled Okra 157

Sweet and Spicy Southern Chowchow 158

Miss Brown's Pickles 161

Bacon Jam 162

Hot Peppa Jelly 164

Great-Grandma's Preserved Pears 165

Strawberry Balsamic Jam 166

Main Dishes 168

Lowcountry Spatchcocked Chicken 171

Jerk Chicken Rasta Pasta 172

Fried Pork Chops 175

Lowcountry Cheesesteak with Have Mercy Sauce 176

Gullah Gumbo 179

Carolina Smoky Baked Ribs 180

Southern Smothered Chicken 183

Sea Island Wings 184

Lowcountry Crab Cakes 187

Smoky Pimento Cheese Stuffed Burgers 188

Not My Momma's Chicken and Dumplings 191

My Famous Fried Fish Sandwich 192

Low 'n' Slow Bolognese 195

BBQ Shrimp 196

Flame-Broiled Oysters 199

Easy Chicken Thigh Skillet Dinner 200

Slow-Cooked Brisket Sloppy Joes with Frizzled Onions 202

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup 205

Grilled Pork Chops with 'Mato Relish 206

Lowcountry Spaghetti 209

Momma's Cheesy Stuffed Meatloaf 210

Edisto Shrimp Tacos 213

Miss Brown's Beans and Rice 214

Red Wine-Braised Oxtails 217

Curry Chicken Potpie 218

Creamy Sweet Potato Grits 220

Carolina Jambalaya 221

Blood Orange-Glazed Salmon 222

Not My Momma's Cornish Hens 225

Sides, Salads, and More 226

Soul Rolls 229

Aunt Ann's Chicken Salad 231

Cheesy Smoked Pasta Salad 232

Southern Mac and Cheese 235

Roasted Okra with Bacon Dressing 236

Grandma's Green Beans 239

She Crab Soup 240

Dirty Rice 243

Succotash 244

Roasted Garlic and Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes 246

Fried Cabbage 247

Sheet Pan Roasted Veggies 249

Lowcountry Seafood Salad 250

Miss Brown's Famous Lasagna Dip 252

Fried Green Tomatoes 255

Southern Chef Salad 256

Creamy Carolina Vinaigrette 258

Seafood Mac and Cheese 259

Black-Eyed Pea Risotto 261

Savory Skillet Corn 263

Lowcountry Deviled Eggs 265

Beverages 266

Lowcountry Mint Julep 269

Spicy Watermelon Sangria 270

Swamp Water 270

Key Lime Pie Milkshake 273

Ma's Blueberry Mocktail 274

Palmetto Punch 277

Spiked Peachy Lemonade 278

Acknowledgments 281

Universal Conversion Chart 283

Index 285

About the Author 293

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