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.