Circa 1738, Drayton Hall is the oldest unrestored plantation house in America still open to the public and the nation’s earliest example of fully executed Palladian architecture. Never modernized with electric lighting, plumbing or central heating or air conditioning, the main house is unfurnished, allowing the beauty of the architectural details to become the focus… Continued
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During the cooler winter months, a pot of soup is what’s on the menu for many traditional Charleston cooks. Here’s a tried and true recipe to add to your collection. Ingredients 1 large beef bone with plenty of meat 2 medium onions, chopped 3 pounds fresh okra, chopped fine 3 quarts water 1 piece breakfast… Continued
Strolling historic King Street near the corner of Calhoun Street, you’ll come upon a majestic green space known as Marion Square. This park is frequented by local College of Charleston students studying or just looking to catch some rays. Professionals and families picnic around the park and dog owners find a wonderful space to walk… Continued
Benne Wafers have been a Lowcountry favorite in the Charleston area for over a hundred years.
Fresh tomatoes are abundant in the Lowcountry, and tomato pie one of local cooks’ favorite ways to prepare them.
Baked Corned Beef and Cabbage with Irish beer
Cheese Straws, Charleston-style
Shrimp and grits has been considered a basic breakfast for coastal fishermen and families for decades during the shrimp season
A Sacred Place: Drayton Hall’s African Burial Ground Circa 1738, Drayton Hall began with the purchase of an advertised 350-acre tract along the banks of the Ashley River amongst other prominent Carolinians and their plantations. Envisioned by the 23-year-old John Drayton (1715-1779), Drayton Hall served as his family’s home-seat, both a primary residence and management… Continued
South Carolina Oyster Pie, Charleston-style