Vertamae Grosvernor

South Carolina ConnectionVertame Grosvenor

Vertamae Grosvenor was born in Fairfax, South Carolina.

Selected Bibliography

  • Vibration Cooking; or, The Traveling Notes of a Geechee Girl, 1970
  • Thursday and Every Other Sunday Off: A Domestic Rap , 1972
  • Plain Brown Rapper, 1975
  • Black Atlantic Cooking, 1990
  • Vertamae Cooks in the Americas' Family Kitchen, 1996
  • Vertamae Cooks Again: More Recipes from The Americas' Family Kitchen, 1999

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Vertamae Grosvenor was born in Fairfax, South Carolina. She traveled all over the world as editor for Elan magazine. She has hosted several shows on NPR including The Americas' Family Kitchen and Horizons and is a correspondent for the NPR's Cultural Desk. She also has made appearances on several television programs including The Today Show and Nightline. She has written several magazine columns for Ebony, Jet, Essence, Publishers Weekly and Redbook to name a few. She has also served as editor for Elan Magazine. She is working on a novel and a folk opera.

She was writer-in-residence for the Penn Center on St. Helena's Island, South Carolina. She also has served on the Literary Task Force for the South Carolina Arts Commission. She also is the host of NPR's Seasonings a show on culture and food during the holidays.

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  • Robert F. Kennedy Award for Daufuskie: Never Enough Too Soon
  • duPont-Columbia Award for AIDS and Black America: Breaking the Silence, 1990
  • National Association of Black Journalists Award, 1990
  • CEBA Award for Marcus Garvey: 20th Century Pan-Africanist, 1991

Selected Links

PBS website featuring Vertamae Grosvenor

NPR website featuring Vertamae Grosvenor