- Jan. 7, 2012 -
Roswell’s Barrington Hall, plays host to celebrity chef, cookbook author and expert on Gullah culture, Sallie Ann Robinson, on February 18, 2012 from 11:00AM – 3:00PM in the stately kitchen of this historic home. This free event is offered as a part of the annual Roswell Roots Festival which celebrates African American culture. Renowned for her regional culinary expertise, Ms. Robinson has made guest appearances on The Food Network, QVC and Georgia Public Broadcasting’
s Dixie Divas in the Kitchen. During her appearance at Barrington Hall, Ms. Robinson will prepare her special Crab Rice, a featured recipe in one of her popular cookbooks, and share stories of growing up Gullah. Hailing from Daufuskie Island, South Carolina, she provides a glimpse into the vanishing culture from the perspective of a true native. As a former student of author Pat Conroy when he taught school on the island, Ms. Robinson credits him for providing her with inspiration and advice. In the foreword of her first cookbook, Pat Conroy writes that she has made him “the proudest man on earth.” And PW Daily for Booksellers observed that, "Robinson shares her memories and recipes from a culture and place outside the normal realm of everyday America and provides a provocative glimpse of a time gone by.”
In addition to cooking and sharing her colorful stories, Ms. Robinson will be available to sell and sign her cookbooks during this event. For more information, please call 770-640-3855.
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Barrington Hall is the home of Barrington King, son of Roswell King and co-founder of Roswell, GA. The 1842 Greek Temple museum/home has been lovingly restored and is open daily for tours. Surrounding area features the only antebellum garden in Atlanta.Photo: