Baked Cornbread in an Iron Skillet, Charleston-style
Charleston recipes of wholesome southern cooking
Benne Wafers have been a Lowcountry favorite in the Charleston area for over a hundred years.
Food plays such an important role in holiday traditions. In Charleston, Bullwinkel’s Whipped Cream Cake has played a starring role in many a holiday feast, and Bullwinkel’s Bakery made these delicious cakes around the clock during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. The bakery is now closed, but do try your hand at making your own! 2… Continued
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
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.
Chess Pie This classic southern pie is as delicious as it is nostalgic. Simple, sweet and easy to put together, it’s the perfect treat for anyone with a sweet tooth and a staple at Lowcountry holiday gatherings. Piecrust for one crust pie 2 cups sugar 2 tablespoons cornmeal 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon… Continued
When holidays and special occasions are celebrated, Charleston native, Bea McKay’s family looks forward to enjoying her delicious Chocolate Roll.
Spring brings the return of Charleston’s beloved church tea rooms – where delicious food is prepared in true Charleston style. St. Phillip’s Tea Room, one of the oldest, is known for many tasty dishes, and the ladies of the church very kindly shared this wonderful recipe for classic chicken salad. • 4-5 chicken breasts, roasted;… Continued
When English settlers came to Charles Towne, they brought their favorite recipes, some of which are still widely used today. One of the lesser known, yet very tasty, desserts is Syllabub. Made with heavy cream, lemon and a hearty dose of white wine or sherry or both, this dish was served in aristocratic homes on… Continued
Shrimp and grits has been considered a basic breakfast for coastal fishermen and families for decades during the shrimp season
While fish tacos are not a traditionally “southern” dish, Charleston’s abundance of fresh fish and skilled chefs have led to many new and exciting ways to prepare the catch of the day. A lover of Charleston and seafood, Recipegirl.com created this wonderful recipe for fish tacos on her blog. (She also details her visit to… Continued
What better way to warm up your family setting during this winter than with a warm, steamy, serving of Frogmore Stew.
“Breakfast shrimp and grits” has long been a staple of the South Carolina Lowcountry, the favored morning repast during the busy summer shrimp season.
MoonPies are a Southern delicacy made from two graham cracker cookies with marshmallow filling
This delicious dessert has been on the St. Philip’s Church Tea Room menu since the Tea Room’s beginnings in 1952.
A delicious dessert has been on the St. Philip’s Church Tea Room menu since the Tea Room’s beginnings in 1952
Deep-fried and served with seafood, especially fish, hushpuppies are a southern treat with roots that go back to the 16th century.
Lady Baltimore Cake from Alicia Rhett Mayberry, a great lady of Charleston who is usually conceded to have introduced the cake.
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.
One of Charleston’s favorite ways to entertain in the cooler weather is with an oyster roast
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.
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?
No visit to the Charleston area is complete without sampling a bowl of creamy She Crab soup.
Nothing chases away the chill like a steaming hot bowl of shrimp & grits. Have them for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
Strawberries, and more strawberries, are the centerpiece at Boone Hall Plantation for one of the sweetest special events held in the Lowcountry every spring.
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!
Fresh tomatoes are abundant in the Lowcountry, and tomato pie one of local cooks’ favorite ways to prepare them.