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". . . like souls, remembering. . . "

by Hugging The Coast / Aug 20, 2009 /
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My neighbor Jimbo wanted to give me a taste of his home and of his granny’s good cooking. “Y’ever hear of creazes?”

Creases? Croesus? As is often the case with southern idiom, I was lost. “Uh. . .what?”

A Lifetime of Homework

by Hugging The Coast / Jul 09, 2009 /
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Writing is, at least on the surface, a peculiar activity. For starters, it’s a deeply antisocial behavior whose end product provokes another antisocial behavior (i.e., reading) in others. For the practitioner it’s often inexplicable and for the casual observer utterly incomprehensible. And reasonably so, I’m inclined to believe.

Perdition Provisions: Zesty Shallot Deviled Eggs

by Hugging The Coast / May 15, 2009 /
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Zesty Shallot Deviled Eggs

Ashes and Oyster Shells: The Bowen's Island Restaurant Fire

by Hugging The Coast / Apr 17, 2009 /
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On a cool October evening several years ago, a very peculiar and very particularly Charleston institution took fire.

Bright flames illumined the marshes along Sol Legare Creek with the brief flare of vanishing history; the smoke that rose from the Bowen's Island Restaurant fire took with it sixty years of accumulations, accretions, and thoroughly personalized accoutrement.

Goobers on the Half Shell

by Hugging The Coast / Mar 13, 2009 /
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Like self-discipline, a taste for boiled peanuts is often said to be something that is 'acquired.'

A Valentine's Day Breakfast Surprise: Red Velvet Pancakes with Brandied Cherry Butter

by Hugging The Coast / Feb 13, 2009 /
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Red Velvet Pancakes 1

Food Festivals and Gourmet Events in South Carolina (and Around the World)

by Hugging The Coast / Jan 17, 2009 /
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Known for its food, natural beauty, climate, and historical charm, approximately 30 million visitors from all over the world co

The Most Important Ingredient

by Hugging The Coast / Jan 09, 2009 /
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In the interest of full disclosure, my first official act as Southern Foods Editor of
Wandering Educators will be to share a (possibly) stunning revelation: