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’ enthusiasm that when David Shields posted on Facebook a speech he planned to deliver at …

Cook it Raw Charleston: Middleton Place

It's been 2 years since Cook It Raw came to Charleston, and it remains the single most impactful event of my culinary career. An annual gathering of the culinary world's best and brightest, Cook It Raw seeks to remove chefs from their kitchens and plant them in different surroundings. Meditating upon the meanings of cuisine and …

I Paid a Visit to Nat Fuller

Wednesday saw the publication of a mess of articles on the impact of Geechie / Gullah traditions on Charleston's dining scene in the Charleston City Paper, and a nice blurb on the Post House's perennial favorite Deviled Crab Stuffed Flounder in the Post and Courier. After reading a related article and discovering that the matriarch of …