100 thoughts on “Gullah Geechee Food Traditions”

  1. When I was in college I took a culinary course and did a paper on the Gullah Geechee culture. I got an A on the paper and in the class.

  2. So proud of my city and culture. Living in Cleveland now but home gah alway be dai hello chucktown

  3. We must all stick together and save our Black people land!! If not, next year, there will be a white man making a video talking about how to make red rice and declaring that he is a Gullah Geechee!

  4. Just keep white people away and you will prosper and be in peace.

    Let white people in and you lose that island thru brainwash and kids wanting to act like white thugs.

  5. The slaves of Sierra Leone bought rice hidden in their hair for the middle crossing. It was done to insure the children would not starve and so that they could grow rice where ever they were taken.

  6. Definitely, see the connection with red rice and jollof rice. It's amazing how African diasporans still have a lot of their traditions intact, only some things have been substituted a bit but it's still there.

  7. Our people from West Africa wasn't big on pork though. Many of their stews includes protein from different seeds of fruit and vegetables grounded, such as the pumpkin seeds (egusi) and mango seeds (ogbono) and of course fresh fish, goat, chicken and beef(lean meats). We stuck to the dietary laws. Unfortunately I know that's all we were given as slaves, so we made the best of it, but it's killing us. I love our culture and people! ๐Ÿ˜˜

  8. Red rice is jollof in Africa. The Spanish took it also. And the Louisiana people took it to a different level . As usualโค๏ธ

  9. Ughhh i miss home.can't wait to visit my home North Charleston..need some of them links too๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  10. Geechee, dish. MUSH. My Great Grand Father, Willie Weeks. 100% Geechee. A dish made with cornmeal &herbs. O so GOOD!

  11. I often wondered about that song, but "come by here" sung with a Geechee / Gullah dialect makes sense to me.

  12. I like this so much I had to like, Subscribe and click the notification bell!! I only half way through lol.

  13. I was born in Charleston South Carolina. We later moved to Johns Island S.C. I currently live in California and has been here for 26 years…South Carolina will always be my home!

  14. I love red rice my family never lost the lengo or the food but I grew up in Columbia so I want to Come one day to show my kids there history. Instead of just N charlston where my family is from

  15. My grandmother is from St. Helenas Island Sc, which will become my home in two more months. She always cooked red rice on holidays. I'm so looking forward to connecting with my roots. Such a beautiful place
    ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿƒ #Gullahroots

  16. Very interesting we of African American decent have so much in different dishes that have not been experienced, this was great hope more is shown. We are so much more diverse in culinary dishes passed down generations.

  17. #AfricanAmericansAintAfricans

    I am part Ogeechee but no African in my bloodline or my family put Ame'Rican in their bloodline, do y'all want this work? Come one come all!๐Ÿ˜

  18. Nothing like some good ole Gullah dishes. I am a Geechie myself from Charleston. I love the history of how the food, dishes so influenced. New Orleans as well. Folks always think Louisiana folks and Charlestonians sound alike. We share a strong link.

  19. My Geeche used to be so strong, my mother could not even understand me. When we moved to NJ when I was around 6 y/o I had to go to a Speech Language Pathologist in elementary school in Mt. Laurel. The students thought I was speaking Spanish and Speech Pathologist advised them I was speaking Geechee.

  20. Our AFRICAN ISRAELITE ANCESTORS you knew as AFRICAN SLAVES were cursed for their disobedience, eating unclean meats etc! Crab legs, shrimp,any scavenger of the Sea.
    Our AFRICAN ISRAELITE ANCESTORS true language is Ancient Paleo HEBREW!
    Yahawah is our God of the ISRAELITES and Abraham Isaac and Yahkov aka ISRAEL.
    YAH is his name!

  21. Blessed love to all my gullah family! I remember when I was a kid living in Paris they all says said I wasn't speaking "proper English" something I could understand; which they said was broken and my mother as I always tried to correct her English always said ain't nothing wrong with they way we talk just what they understand. Had me realize I AM GULLAH GEECHE!! Shout out to Queen quet,Ron and natalie daise!

  22. BRO: good to go. time to pack out of there, USA, and go back home. Sierra-Leone is ready 4 u lot. Reflect- future is Africa.

  23. THANX SO VERY MUCH๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒ—๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŒš๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž

  24. :51 when he twanged or what itโ€™s called I smiled from ear to ear In fascination my bro just moved to Carolina so I know one place we gon come visit ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ

  25. Be Very Careful the Colonizers will befriend you, and steal your recipes. Once the get the land, they will open restaurants.

  26. This is amazing the documentary made me think of the show โ€œGullah Gullah Islandโ€ for kids the traditions they shared is similar.God bless yโ€™all!!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

  27. The food looks like an everyday west African food, u call it Red rice we call it Jellof Rice, I know the song the lady was singing but I never been to the states.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  28. Beautiful! I was glad to see Joseph Fields, he may be related to some fam in VA, who have had their land since 1847, according to family lore.

  29. This is absolutely marvelous! The conversation it inspired through my daughter and me and our connections as Geechee. I remember the stories about Bre' rabbit and bre' wolf and the moral of the story. the accent where people always thought we were from the islands. Then we even went into some behaviors that we better understood.. and the comments all mad me feel that I ws in the midst of family. Namaste!

  30. Naw our ancestors been here . We arenโ€™t African. Gullah geechie is a an indigenous American tribe stop it

  31. Hello! you mention of John's island which was named after the parish St. John, in Barbados, as we know Charlestown, was settled by merchants from Barbados, who got funds from king Charles of england, and brought black people to America, who had settled in Barbados, however, no one ever mention the lost families left behind in Barbados who is 100% gullah and geechee, families, children would never know where they came from because is not taught in schools in America, thanks for your post and enjoy your culture people. https://ldhi.library.cofc.edu/exhibits/show/africanpassageslowcountryadapt/sectionii_introduction/barbados_influence

  32. They Kept talking about our Beautiful home base People(Africa) But Some Of Our Ancestors Were NATIVE to the Americas.And All Africans donโ€™t speak the same language. So our Ancestors used Words from different Native peoples who were enslaved at that time and this was passed on creating a unique communication that only they understood. This is why ORIGINAL NATIVES peoples from around the world can relate to some of the words.
    BLACK peoples are Native to EACH LAND MASS OF THE WORLD. An inheritance Given by God. But whites want us all to (come from Africa) But the FACT is that we are A FAMILY DIVIDED. And we started the first Civilizations all over the world. And they like to claim it. Youโ€™re Rich as long as you have LAND. Build you some Hotels and Tourism. Great Food Awesome Video. Makes me want to come just to eat.

  33. My grandmother left Darienย Georgia for Miami in the 1930's. She cooked a mixture of Gullah dishes from back home and Bahamian dishes from Miami.

  34. My family's from Santee, Elloree South Carolina……..when my Dad or family speak it is totally another language. You would think are these really Americans. Whole nother culture…….Gullah Geechee's we do exist.

  35. My friend is from Senegal, who does similar dishes. I finding out more from her and our cooking culture. Example, I was making for breakfast, rice, skinned milk, sugar and nutmeg, and simmer my rice cereal. My friend said that is Sombe in her Wolof language. I'm from Baltimore, Maryland, and finding out that a lot of traditional African cooking is all ingrained in the american culture, some people may call it soul food. I also lived in Savannah, Georgia for a year and know about the low country boil, which is fish stew in Senegal. By the way, the rice cereal, in the south or some people say the country, is called Sugar Rice. ๐Ÿค—

  36. why do we always allow infiltrators among us,( you know who) only to water down the culture???? we never learn from history (smh)

  37. My grandmother used to talk about the geechy people. It was always negative. I donโ€™t know why. When I wore head wraps she would get mad and call me a geechy. I wonder how she knew anything of them?

  38. I was born/raised in SC in the PeeDee area. Itโ€™s good to learn more about the Charleston area and Gullah culture.

  39. My grandmother was geechee and she taught us all of this plus more. It's awful that our culture is now being taken over through gentrification. Where can I go to learn more and help?

  40. As the elders say when proud, "Us Chil'rens be learned they ancestas' ways". From my paternal heritage in the Carolinas/Georgia/Alabama where this food ,brought from Africa and her diaspora, sticks to your soul; to my maternal Mississippi/Louisiana Creole seafood, but my love is my grandmother's Texas Afro-Tejano fusion of spicy hot tamales, fried tomatoes & onions; pickled green peppers, cucumbers, & carrots served over brown rice with a side of mixed greens collard/mustard/turnip greens-yes greens, simmered for hours in fatback(now turkey bacon) and salt-hot water cornbread-see now! I'm hungry.

  41. I want some RED RICE right now!!!!! I haven't had it since I moved from Charleston. ๐Ÿ˜ฉThe rice brand is different here in texas.

  42. really good video….great video……love filling my brain with this type of stuff….fck the MSM and TV and PedoWood…..this is real and pretty well done

  43. My maternal heritage.

    This also shows that Southerners, Caribbeanโ€™s and West Africans are not different from each other. We may have โ€˜lostโ€™ our mother tongue but we can recognize it and our people.

  44. The Spanish dish paeya was definitely taken from the red rice dish. My wife is from Dominican Republic and didn't understand that many of their dishes and tradition also have roots in Africa. It's a shame when the culture is lost. Salute to the Gullah Geechee people for preserving and being proud of their roots and culture. By the way I'm Mexican and I acknowledge my native roots and not the Spanish because I will not be proud of a culture of rapists and thieves.

  45. Those dishes look just like haitian food, the one with the crab looks like legume and also lalo. It's crazy how we are all blood! Being black is beautiful

  46. That red rice could be a main dish itself! And the those grits…I almost had a foodgasm seeing that butter melt in slow motion. I have to visit this area.

  47. I am from Senegal. I live in the US. I have diverse food cooking experiences. It will nice and so beneficial for all of us to reconnect. Let's work on events which can reconnect the diaspora in large.

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