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Remembering Verta Mae

I was saddened to learn of Verta Mae Grovenor’s passing over the weekend. I wrote this post a year ago recalling the time my wife and I got to meet her at a Southern Foodways event at McCrady’s. She was … Continue reading

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Arrival

“should be interesting to see how this picture progresses in the future…” sb In the daily miasma of operations, occasionally things get stuck in your head. This is from the first post by Sean Brock on his blog Ping Island … Continue reading

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Forrest Parker’s Dispatch From Seed Saver’s Conference

As originally appeared in the Charleston Post & Courier, 7/22/16. (Editor’s note: South Carolina Chef Ambassador Forrest Parker, most recently of Old Village Post House, sent this report from Iowa.)   by Forrest Parker It’s a testament to seed savers’ … Continue reading

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The Charleston Wine and Food Festival Short List

Allright people. It’s almost time for us to be 10-8. Negativland, A Big 10-8 Place It’s Charleston Wine and Food Festival Week. Unless you live under a rock or are from off, you already know this. It’s always a hectic … Continue reading

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Dim Sum in the Year of the Monkey

Hurry up, please. It’s time.” Anne Sexton I am a fiend for dumplings. I remember my first dim sum like it was yesterday. Paying a visit to Seattle with family, our Alaska Air flight was delayed due to bad weather over the … Continue reading

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Brunch: A Recipe for Braised Short Rib Hash

Brunch menus are an open invitation to the cost-conscious chef, a dumping ground for the odd bits left over from Friday and Saturday nights… Cooks hate brunch. Brunch is punishment block for the B-Team cooks, or where the farm team … Continue reading

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Getting Down at the H&R

One block up and one block over from my usual haunt at Old Village Post House Inn sits a rather diminutive looking cinder block building. The H&R Sweet Shop, open since 1945, shares the space with a hat shop. It’s been … Continue reading

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