Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor, 79, Author, NPR Commentator, Champion Of Gullah Culture

“Smart-Grosvenor first gained widespread attention in 1970 with the publication of her book Vibration Cooking or, The Travel Notes of Geechee Girl. Later she would gain even greater fame as a regular contributor to NPR and host of her own television cooking show.” (Among her many other gigs: backup singer for Sun Ra.)