REGARDING COVID-19: PLEASE READ!

Dear Undiscovered Charleston Family, As a career chef of over 25 years, hospitality has always been deep in my DNA. My Undiscovered Charleston is a tiny business built around my sincere belief that as a chef my #1 responsibility has always been taking care of my team and my guests. More than ever, this is …

Free! A Chef’s Guide to Undiscovered Charleston

Where do Charleston Chefs eat? Bertha's is a favorite of Undiscovered Charleston founder Chef Forrest Parker's. It's been recognized by the James Beard Awards and their okra soup has been named by Garden and Gun magazine as "One of the 100 Southern foods you must eat before you die." Guests on our Undiscovered Charleston: Food …

Protected: She Crab Soup

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Happy National Watermelon Day!

Long before I started the best food tour in Charleston I shared some insights in Mt, Pleasant magazine. In particular, amongst our lost flavors, I particularly relish sharing the story of the Lazarus-like resurrection of the Bradford Watermelon:(excerpt as originally published in Mt. Pleasant magazine, 7/2015) Nat Bradford’s in the process of moving his family back …

Protected: Santa Elena Gazpacho, 1566

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Southern Food: Reconciling Past & Present

“Nihil sub sol novum.” (There’s nothing new under the sun.)The first phrase in Latin I learned to utter as a young student.Difficult times to be sure. For us all, both here in Charleston and off, there is a sense that we’ve seen this all before. Understandably, anger has roiled up into an outright hurricane of …

Protected: Shrimp & Grits, Spring 2020

Shrimp and Grits at Hominy Grill.

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Bourdain: a History in Objects

This is not a post about Charleston, food tours or historic walking tours. But after 25 years in restaurant kitchens, I’m still in love. I love kitchens, and the gifted artisans, technicians, miscreants and psychopaths that inhabit them. No one ever summed up this life and these people so smartly or succinctly as Anthony Bourdain. …

A Haunting Update from Slow Food

Here’s a post from our good friends at Slow Food USA. Chef Forrest Parker is often asked what exactly sets the restaurant scene in Charleston apart from anywhere else. It really is about this process of Revival; the repatriation of grains, vegetables, fruits & legumes specific to the history of South Carolina. This process in …

“THE” GAZPACHO RECIPE

Santa Elena Style, 1566, from An Imaginary Spain. (as previously printed in the Charleston City Paper.) Our Undiscovered Charleston tour guests as well as readers of Charleston's City Paper have asked for my gazpacho recipe. CCP was kind enough to publish it. The knifework can take some time but the presentation is awesome, especially if …