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A Summer with Southern Authors: Charlotte Jenkins, Jonathan Green, and William P. Baldwin

June 25, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm


The Charleston Library Society happily announces the launch of a community partnership with Evening Post Books & Buxton Books.  Beginning this summer, we will offer substantive, informative and entertaining “virtual” programs until the Library Society can resume onsite gatherings. Convening every other Thursday at 4:30PM, the series will present a diverse group of Southern Authors as they discuss their works and the influence of the South in their worlds.

Gullah chef, Charlotte Jenkins, Charleston artist, Jonathan Green, and William P. Baldwin discuss this narrative cookbook with Polly Buxton is this deliciously intriguing conversation! An RSVP is required to attend this event.

All attendees will receive an email invitation to the Zoom event on Wednesday, June 24th. For any questions, contact Dutch Reutter at dreutter@charlestonlibrarysociety.org

Take a journey into Chef Charlotte Jenkins’ creative kitchen, and also into her life. Charlotte and her husband Frank grew up Gullah at a time when the Old Ways were giving way to the New Ways, part of the generation that bridged those two worlds. Charlotte learned to cook the way her mama, her grandmamma and all the mamas that have come before her – by working alongside one another. She also trained at Johnson & Wales Culinary Institute in Charleston, where she adapted the traditional recipes to be more healthful. In 1997, she and her husband Frank opened Gullah Cuisine in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, and were widely acknowledged as offering the best of authentic Gullah cooking. This book brings Charlotte’s wonderful recipes to you – and more than that. It’s a tale of connection, sharing a world the Gullah built. Narrative is by critically-acclaimed author William P. Baldwin, photographs by Pulitzer Prize-nominee Mic Smith, and art by beloved Gullah painter Jonathan Green.


June 25, 2020
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm