Photograph by Camila Falquez food styling by Maggie Ruggiero 
Prop Styling by Amy Wilson

Julie Dash

“Escaviach” Fish

Mains from Issue 11 – Summer 2017 – Heroines

The first feature by an African-American woman to earn a wide release, Julie Dash’s radical 1991 epic Daughters of the Dust is an evocative celebration of black female identity. Set in the Sea Islands in 1902, it also serves as a record of Gullah folk and food traditions, for which Dash relied on late culinary griot Vertame Smart-Grosvenor as a resource. This recipe for “escaviach”-style fish, is adapted from her book Vibration Cooking.

serves 4