Famous Southern Foods of Charleston, SC – Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler—South Carolina is America’s second-largest peach producer; it should come as no surprise that we do some pretty amazing things with this wonderful fruit. Perfect for hot afternoons or chilly mornings, peach cobbler is a Charleston staple. The cobbler consists of sliced peaches tossed in a cinnamon sugar mixture which is then covered in […]

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 […]