The Base of Good Charleston Cooking

We’ll cut right to the chase: quality ingredients. As a local chef once remarked during a cooking class, “I don’t know any chef who can make a bad tomato taste good. Start with fresh, quality ingredients. That goes for all cooking, not just southern and not just Charleston southern. But we wanted to take this […]

Famous Southern Foods of Charleston, SC – Crab Cakes

Crab Cake—Crab cakes are popular in nearly every American state, but South Carolina crab cakes are truly something to write home about. In fact, we love everything crab-related—cakes, legs, and She-Crab stews. Crab cakes are extremely popular in the Lowcountry, as Blue Crabs are especially abundant off the South Carolina coast. Typical Charleston crab cakes […]

Famous Southern Foods of Charleston, SC – Boiled Peanuts

Boiled peanuts—These aren’t your average salted peanuts. Boiled in heavily salted water for hours (with additional flavorings), these nuts become soft, salty, and smooth. Boiled peanuts are widely consumed in the Southern United States, where it is considered a folk cultural practice. For the best turnout, it is common to use raw or green peanuts. […]