One of the greatest living Gullah Geechee home cooks, 89-year-old Emily Meggett, shares the history, recipes, and stories of her community in her wonderful new cookbook. From seafood to vegetables, soups to sweets, “the matriarch of Edisto Island” shares the flavors of coastal South Carolina and the traditions of her ancestors. “Cooking is the way I take care of people, how I support my community, and how I love others,” she writes. Although filled with delicious food, it is clear from this book that generosity and heart are the most important ingredients in Gullah Geechee cooking. —S.B.