Cooking and Conversation With Kardea Brown
Breakout Food Network star Kardea Brown’s first cookbook is already an Amazon bestseller, months before release
The breakout star of Food Network’s hit show, Delicious Miss Brown, KARDEA BROWN is set to release her first cookbook this fall, and it’s already a #1 bestseller. In her debut book of recipes, The Way Home: A Celebration of Sea Islands Food and Family with over 100 Recipes, the celebrated chef honors the Gullah/Geechee culinary traditions of her family in over one hundred mouthwatering, recipes, anecdotes, and gorgeous photos. Gullah/Geechee is a term used to describe a distinct group of African Americans living in the coastal areas of South Carolina and Georgia who have managed to preserve much of their West African language, culture, and cuisine. Brown’s new takes on Gullah classics, inspired by her family’s “passed down” recipes, is already the #1 New Release in Amazon’s ‘African Cooking, Food and Wine’ category and #3 in the ‘Southern U.S. Cooking, Food and Wine’ category.
Brown has been innovating since she first stepped away from a successful career in social work to follow her passion, appearing on shows like Beat Bobby Flay, Chopped Junior, and hosting Cupcake Championship and The Great Soul Food Cook-Off. As she does on her beloved show, Brown brings engagement and inspiration to every audience, sharing nourishing and delicious recipes, and sparking meaningful conversation about cooking, culture, and coming together.
Kardea Brown is a contemporary Southern cook born in Charleston, South Carolina, and host of Food Network’s Delicious Miss Brown. She is of Gullah/Geechee descent, a term used to describe a distinct group of African Americans living in the coastal areas of South Carolina and Georgia who have managed to preserve much of their West African language, culture and cuisine. Kardea created the pop-up New Gullah Supper Club, where the menu pays homage to the dishes her grandmother and mother passed down to her. She has appeared on Beat Bobby Flay, Chopped Junior, Cooks vs. Cons, Family Food Showdown and Farmhouse Rules.