Charleston recipes of wholesome southern cooking


Benne Wafers

Benne Wafers

Benne Wafers have been a Lowcountry favorite in the Charleston area for over a hundred years.

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Charleston Okra Soup

Charleston Okra Soup

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

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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.

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Chocolate Roll

When holidays and special occasions are celebrated, Charleston native, Bea McKay’s family looks forward to enjoying her delicious Chocolate Roll.

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Frogmore Stew

What better way to warm up your family setting during this winter than with a warm, steamy, serving of Frogmore Stew.

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Huguenot Torte

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

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Huguenot Torte

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

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Hushpuppies

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

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Lady Baltimore Cake

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

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Lowcountry Boil

Created by Richard Gay, of Frogmore, S.C., this one-pot wonder was used when this resourceful cook, a National Guardsman, needed to prepare a meal for 100 soldiers.

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Magnolia's Pimiento Cheese

Michael Nickell, Director of Operations of Magnolia’s, one of the restaurants featured on the Culinary Tours of Charleston, graciously shared one of his personal, and most southern, recipes.

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Mint Julep

Whether gathered around the dinner table or enjoying the sunset on your veranda after a long summer day, why not relax and cool down with a nice, refreshing Mint Julep?

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Shrimp and Grits

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

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Sweet Tea

Sweet Tea

There is no better way to cool down on a hot summer day in the South than with an ice cold glass of sweet tea, and by sweet, southerners mean sweet!

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