Sunday July 9th- 4-6pm Hosted by Souther Sample Artist Colony (SSAC) & Centerpiece Philanthropic. Time to gather! Bren McClain will be reading from her new book, “One Good Mama Bone”. Snack and sips. Come be with us- The company is everything! Thanks to Book Passage and Catherine Pyke of Centerpiece for their generous support.
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Earlier we published this post. Here are the recipes from that piece! (more…)
Ms. Thelma’s Special Recipes Remembered by Hugh China, Recorded by Kathy China My husband’s mother, Ms. Thelma, worked magic in the kitchen. Her fans extended well beyond her family and included attendees at the church. (more…)
My First Artichoke by Martha Dabbs Greenway Coming from the rural South where the usual fare was fried chicken, collards and grits, I was 29 before I ate my first artichoke. I don’t remember how or when I first heard of artichokes; for sure I had not seen one. (more…)
Thirteen Ways of Looking at Pecans, After Wallace Stevens For Wanda Abell Kelley 1921-1998 by Juliette Kelley (more…)
Key Lime Pie Chef David Vagasky KEY LIME FILLING (Yields 2-9 inch pies) (more…)
Summer Memories and Tomato Pie by Mary Brent Cantarutti Is it really September? I feel a tinge of fall in the air, but I’m hanging on to summer memories, happy family gatherings at Cantey Bay, South Carolina. I might have enjoyed a boat ride to the “Big Water,” espied an Eagles nest in the top […]
A Southern Boy’s Conversion by Billy Vandiver Red clay hugs shoes untied Feeling untried rise like froth on the warm cow’s milk (more…)
Paula’s Oyster by Martha Dabbs Greenway It was Paula’s first oyster on the Carolina shore. She gulped it down. Anton asked, “More?” (more…)
I had imagined a southern supper surrounded by haughty women in fancy hats and white gloves, looking down their Roman noses at me, the outsider in the “colony” of artists. Yet after one or two glasses of wine, a bit of schmoozing with the handsome chef, David Vagasky learning about Geechie Boy grits and Compost in […]
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