Sharon Hunt is a freelance writer and is a retiree from a historically black college and university (HBCU).
Ms. Hunt writes cookbooks and children’s books. Most of her books include learning scenarios centered around what people should know about the African American experience.
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 or more years the plantation cooks prepared 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 of three times on QVC Home Shopping Network. Ms. Hunt is the creator of the original recipe for the world’s largest peach cobbler showcased annually in Peach County, 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 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 Inc. at Oklahoma State University.
Ms. Hunt received three grants from the Georgia Endowment of Humanities. The grants were funded by Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. She is a Kellogg Enhancement recipient from the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.
Ms. Hunt is a charter member of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.