Famous Southern Foods of Charleston, SC – Gumbo

The word “Gumbo” derives from the West African word for okra, suggesting that originally gumbo was cooked with okra. There are still recipes with okra, but the most common ingredients used today are file and roux.  All gumbos can be divided into three categories: seafood gumbo (containing the combination of oysters, shrimps, crabs, and crawfish), poultry […]

Famous Southern Foods of Charleston, SC – Grits

It is a typical dish in South Carolina that has gone from a breakfast meal or a common side dish to the base for a delicious entree with shrimps served in most restaurants in Charleston. The word “grits” comes from am Old English word “grytt” meaning coarse meal. Surprisingly, grits have a very long history: they were […]

Famous Southern Foods of Charleston, SC – Frogmore Stew

Frogmore stew—Don’t worry—this one doesn’t have actual frogs. Also known as a Beaufort Stew or Lowcountry Boil, Frogmore Stew is boiled and seasoned shrimp, corn on the cob, sausage, red potatoes, and ham. Eat this at social functions and never forget the cocktail sauce. Frogmore stew originated in a tiny, lowcountry fishing town called Frogmore, on St. […]