African-American Southern Belles Cookbook

Suggested Menus and Recipes Marriages on the Plantation

by Sharon Kaye Hunt, RD



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/31/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 242
ISBN : 9781514476161
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 242
ISBN : 9781514476154

About the Book

The main purpose of the wedding cookbook is to highlight African American Southern belles. From slavery up to the present time, the African American woman has planned exquisite weddings with little or no resources. She used hand-me-downs or made her wedding clothing from threads taken from spinning cotton and dyeing the cloth. In the wedding cookbook, the author suggests menus and recipes traditionally prepared in the South or Southeastern states.

About the Author

Sharon Kaye Hunt, a freelance writer and a retiree from a historically black college and university (HBCU) writes cookbooks and children books. She includes many historical facts in her books to inspire the study of African American history. For her cookbooks, most of her work is about Georgia and African American history. The recipes represent different regions of Georgia and the honor of the two-hundred-plus years of the plantations cooks in preparing foods for the plantation owners and their slaves. Her most famous cookbook, Bread from Heaven, has sold thousands of copies. Ms. Hunt sold her Bread from Heaven cookbook a record three times on the QVC Home Shopping Network. Ms. Hunt is the author of the original recipe of the world’s largest peach cobbler, a historical food product showcased each year at the annual Peach Festival held in Fort Valley, Georgia. Ms. Hunt graduated with BS and MS degrees from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. She majored in food and nutrition and is a registered dietitian. She did further study at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. Ms. Hunt served as the charter president of the Warner Robins Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Warner Robins, Georgia. Ms. Hunt cofounded the undergraduate chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Chapter Inc. at Oklahoma State University. Ms. Hunt received three grants from the Georgia Endowment of Humanities, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. She is a Kellogg Enhancement Recipient from the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. Currently, Ms. Hunt is a charter member of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC.