The Powder Magazine of South Carolina

300 Years of History: The Powder Magazine of South Carolina South Carolina was first settled in 1670 under the authority of eight landowners – the Lords Proprietors. As a private colony with no formal military presence, self-defense was a constant concern. By the 18th century the Proprietors had learned the difficulties of managing their colony from… Continued

Huguenot Torte

A delicious dessert has been on the St. Philip’s Church Tea Room menu since the Tea Room’s beginnings in 1952

Shrimp and Grits

Nothing chases away the chill like a steaming hot bowl of shrimp & grits. Have them for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

She Crab Soup

No visit to the Charleston area is complete without sampling a bowl of creamy She Crab soup.


Deep-fried and served with seafood, especially fish, hushpuppies are a southern treat with roots that go back to the 16th century.

Charleston Red Rice

A true Lowcountry delight, there are nearly as many ways to prepare red rice as there are cooks in Charleston, but the basic recipe remains the same.

Lady Baltimore Cake

Lady Baltimore Cake from Alicia Rhett Mayberry, a great lady of Charleston who is usually conceded to have introduced the cake.