Tuesday, July 17, 2007


Welcome to the new Savor South Carolina blog – it’s all about the cuisine and culture of South Carolina – with a few “insider” trips to special places in the Palmetto State.

In honor of full disclosure – yes…the authors on this blog are state employees – but we are big foodies too! And who better to guide you to some of the lesser known, but great spots within the state! We want to write about our food experiences (we pay our own way – no freebies) and we pledge to be honest. For example, Beverly wants to tell you about her favorite road side stands and when is the best time of year to get peaches. Jason, a die-hard USC fan will be touring some of the best tailgates in – and out of – the state. Chaunte has a new winery that she wants you to know about.

But more importantly, we want to start a dialog with you, our readers. Where have you taken your grandkids for their first taste of Calabash seafood? What is your latest restaurant discovery? Do you have a favorite boiled peanut stand? Tell us about it!

If you haven’t had a chance to visit our new website http://www.savorsouthcarolina.com/ please check it out. We’ve got a list of food festivals, surprising information on some of our famous flavors, and my personal favorite – our Chef profiles – we have some incredible talent here. We have a shopping section where you can purchase South Carolina products such as Carolina Plantation Rice and American Classic Tea.

We’ve changed the video section monthly, offering tips from Celebrity Chefs such as Sara Moulton and Ming Tsai that have come to South Carolina recently for special events.

And don't miss Ms. She-Crab who made her debut. You’re all invited to her ball (beach ball, that is)!