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Our Favorite Finds from Nathalie Dupree’s Estate Sale

  Cookbook author and Southern food evangelist Nathalie Dupree recently departed her downtown Charleston home with her history professor husband for a move to Raleigh, NC. The famous foodie left in her wake so much stuff to be picked through by local food nerds that we asked ourselves repeatedly, as we waded through old perfume…

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January 18, 2021

Post-Christmas Season’s Drinkings!

Enjoying seasonal drinks is easily a favorite feature of the holiday months in Charleston, where sipping on spirited beverages is the local favorite pastime, year-round. While all of our eateries and watering holes get into the holiday swing one way or another, a few spots really stand out with extra-festive decor or extra-yummy seasonal menu…

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December 28, 2020

Our 2020 Consumable Charleston Gift Guide

2020, while a stressful struggle in many ways, has also been jam-packed with important lessons. One that we’ll strive to keep in mind as the year of COVID finally passes into memory: Our economy lives and dies by the many hard-working people that keep us fed, from fruit-pickers to grocery cashiers to line cooks, and…

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December 8, 2020

Comfort Food

As the wheel of the year finally turns into its latter seasons, we ordinarily begin to contemplate the get-togethers and celebrations that herald wintertime; tipsy office Christmas parties, potluck Friendsgivings, a warm and festive drawing together of families that spend the rest of the year scattered throughout the country. But of course, 2020 can’t help…

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November 14, 2020

Black Food Fridays Roundup!

We’ve answered the call of Chef KJ Kearney and his 2020 Instagram sensation, @blackfoodfridays  to consciously spend our money at Black-owned restaurants every Friday. Here, we’re compiling the spots we’ve visited, so that you can join us in checking out some of Charleston’s finest Black-owned restaurants, and get a more complete view of the Lowcountry’s…

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November 2, 2020

Ingredient Spotlight: Corn

In honor of Indigenous People’s Day, October’s Ingredient Spotlight lands on an agricultural mainstay with an enduring history in South Carolina that predates the white colonizing powers for whom Charleston is named. Today, we’re talking about corn.  As a contemporary commercial ingredient, corn is arguably overused in the American diet, and to that end has…

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October 12, 2020

Hispanic Heritage Month!

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re sharing some of our favorite Hispanic and Latinx-owned spots in the Charleston area all month long. Keep checking back for new additions, and let us know what other spots we should be checking out!   El Molino – El Molino is a full-service supermarket and an in-house carniceria,…

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September 29, 2020

Rum in Charleston, Past and Present

With its subtropical climate and colorful streetscapes reminiscent of islands like Barbados, many visitors to Charleston make the assumption that Charleston has long been a rum-producing city. Those visitors are often disappointed to hear that, despite appearances, their assumption is incorrect. Sugar cane failed to take root as a major crop in South Carolina the…

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September 14, 2020

The Waffle House Hashbrown Code

Those of us that grew up with Waffle House recognize it as something more than a restaurant. It’s the South’s Everyman sit-down, 24-hour yellow glow of homey, affordable, comfort. You’ll find the tables inside populated by high-schoolers sipping on cheap coffee refills, touring musicians wolfing down Texas Melts, post-bar college kids loudly joking over waffles…

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August 24, 2020

Women In Charge: The Female Face of Charleston’s Culinary Scene

Today marks the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, granting the right to vote to all Americans, regardless of sex. We wish to celebrate this landmark of women’s suffrage, and to recognize the non-white female voices that were largely left out of this historic amendment, despite the efforts of the many nonwhite suffragists…

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August 18, 2020

Soup to (Boiled) Nuts: The Peanut’s Long Journey to South Carolina

The history of peanuts in the United States in general, and in the Southern states specifically, is inseparably tied to the African diaspora; as is the case for many foods for which the Carolinas are now famous. Peanuts find their native footing in ancient South America, where their nutritious, substantive character seemed to be as…

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August 10, 2020

IPAs: A Hoppy History with Cicerone Coby Glass

When I emailed local Cicerone, professional beer tour guide, and all-around lover of suds Coby Glass to advise me in a simple beer pairing matter for National IPA Day, I had no idea that I was setting myself for an afternoon of hands-on beer education. Expecting a reply along the lines of “She-Crab soup goes…

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August 6, 2020