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Holly Herrick has been writing about food and travel in Charleston and the Lowcountry for over a decade. A resident of Charleston, she formerly wrote features and award-winning restaurant reviews for The Post and Courier. Now she’s the author of four published cookbooks: Southern Farmers Market Cookbook (Gibbs Smith, June, 2009), Charleston Chef's Table Cookbook - Extraordinary Recipes from the Heart of The Old South (Three Forks Press, Dec. 2009), Tart Love - Sassy, Savory and Sweet (Gibbs Smith, October 2011), and Food Lovers’ Guide to Charleston and Savannah (Globe Pequot Press, December, 2011), with another in the works. Herrick stays busy pursuing and writing about all things delicious, playing tennis, and enjoying downtime with her pets, Tann Mann and Chutney Cat. Photo credit: Helene Dujardin

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Posted: Mar 24 2014 - 11:38am
When it comes to killing (unless you count mosquitoes) I'm a wuss. I can't even stamp out a palmetto bug (cockroach). Once, when I was 12, while...

Posted: Mar 14 2014 - 11:36am
I call this soup "triple threat asparagus" because the flavors are layered in a stock based upon trimmings, roasted fresh asparagus for maximum...

Posted: Feb 9 2014 - 10:56am
I spent most of last week channeling my inner Irish Catholic guilt. I confess that's because while what seems like the rest of the country was...

Posted: Feb 5 2014 - 1:46pm
Valentine's Day, the holiday that almost everyone loves to hate, is upon us. While not one of this diehard romantic's favorites due to its forced,...

Posted: Jan 27 2014 - 12:25pm
Sack the chili and other usual Super Bowl menu suspects and throw a touchdown with this classic French stew: Coq au Vin. Make it ahead, serve, and...

Posted: Jan 14 2014 - 3:01pm
The brutal winter weather of the past few weeks has left me with a near constant craving for soups and also long-braised stews. Combine this with the...

Posted: Dec 27 2013 - 2:40pm
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Posted: Dec 9 2013 - 3:59pm
I've been having fun in my kitchen lately experimenting with French soups for my upcoming book on the subject. One of the things that makes soup...

Posted: Nov 23 2013 - 12:13pm
Thanksgiving is all about tradition, but let's face it, not everyone loves apple, pumpkin, or pecan pie, and not everyone loves to bake or get...

Posted: Nov 18 2013 - 3:22pm
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Posted: Oct 30 2013 - 1:44pm
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Posted: Sep 11 2013 - 1:48pm
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Posted: Aug 28 2013 - 12:01pm
A crazy, water-logged summer has taken its toll on farmers and produce. The sweet, juicy peaches of summers past have been tasteless over-sized...

Posted: Aug 6 2013 - 12:54pm
As I do every year, last New Year's Eve, I pondered my resolutions for 2013. At the top of my list was extricating negative people from my life. This...

Posted: Jul 29 2013 - 2:35pm
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Posted: Jun 22 2013 - 1:39pm
In the South, summer's as much about ice cream as it is about squeaky screen doors, slowly swaying hammocks, sweet tea, and fireflies....

Posted: Jun 17 2013 - 10:57am
My father was (and still is) many things to many people: a busy corporate executive overseeing a large staff, a friend to many, a close brother to...

Posted: Jun 14 2013 - 3:12pm
The Alley has been open since November, but it's the eats I want to talk about. The newish bowling alley housed in a former wine distribution...

Posted: Apr 16 2013 - 2:32pm
Early spring so selflessly affords us many wonderful things worth celebrating. The air is sweet with the heady frangrances of jasmine, wisteria, and...

Posted: Mar 14 2013 - 2:07pm
It's been a sweet week in my busy little kitchen. My right arm has been stirring and stirring and stirring the likes of choux pastry and what seem...

Posted: Mar 3 2013 - 10:30am
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Posted: Feb 8 2013 - 11:17am
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Posted: Jan 9 2013 - 2:22pm
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Posted: Dec 4 2012 - 11:54am
I just bought Dansko shoes for the first time in my life. Sexy they are not, but they are highly practical in the kitchen and go reasonably well with...

Posted: Nov 18 2012 - 11:25am
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Posted: Nov 11 2012 - 12:28pm
Of late, I've become increasingly sensitive to waste. Wasted clothing, wasted time, wasted paper, and especially wasted food. Most Saturday...

Posted: Oct 18 2012 - 10:50am
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Posted: Oct 17 2012 - 12:59pm
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Posted: Oct 15 2012 - 12:10pm
The chilly nights and brisk days of fall bring with them the siren call for some serious comfort food.  And truly, what makes better comfort...

Posted: Sep 28 2012 - 4:15pm
This week brought many a standout—from newcomer Cullen’s pot-stirring recap of the ref debacle, to Jane’s schooling post on why we should strive for...

Posted: Sep 22 2012 - 11:39am
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Posted: Sep 19 2012 - 11:35am
Though we are all preparing to greet fall, her cooler air, and the promise of crisp apples and warming winter squash, don't yet shut the door on...

Posted: Sep 3 2012 - 9:53am
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Posted: Aug 18 2012 - 9:53am
It's not every day that you walk into your usual quick-stop-sundries-shop and find a basket full of beautiful, fragrant, homemade bread. For...

Posted: Aug 10 2012 - 1:32pm
After years of planning and waiting with anticipation, the 2012 PGA Championship has landed on Kiawah, one of the loveliest barrier islands in...

Posted: Aug 6 2012 - 12:07pm
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Posted: Jul 16 2012 - 10:43am
It started on Thursday with a scratchy throat, a tell-tale sign of one of the season's worst foes—the dreaded summer cold. The scratchy throat...

Posted: Jun 27 2012 - 11:46am
It has been a busy week of testing and tasting in my little kitchen, faithful dog Tann Mann by my side. On the menu? The wonderful, versatile world...

Posted: Jun 20 2012 - 1:57pm
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Posted: May 30 2012 - 10:35am
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Posted: May 22 2012 - 1:52pm
A series of conflicting emotions and thoughts have been running through my head this week. They include: joy, gratitude, panic, exhaustion, elation,...

Posted: May 17 2012 - 12:06pm
When I was a kid growing up in rural Massachusetts, Memorial Day meant summer. Summer meant long vacations in Maine, and vacations in Maine meant...

Posted: May 8 2012 - 1:58pm
Every spring, my parents make their annual trek from their winter home in Naples, FL to their summer home in Kansas City. Along the winding Amtrak...

Posted: Apr 19 2012 - 7:09pm
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Posted: Apr 10 2012 - 11:06am
  Restaurant cookbooks, like restaurants themselves, are a mixed bag. Some are heavily weighted with ego and over-the-top, confusing, classical...

Posted: Apr 3 2012 - 11:55am
The last year and a half has been so crazy busy in my world, I've rarely had time to settle into one of my favorite things in the world to do, simple...

Posted: Mar 16 2012 - 7:36pm
Even though I'm about 50 percent Irish, my maiden name is McCauley, and my grandfather on my father's side was born in the old country, I really...

Posted: Mar 9 2012 - 9:02am
Charleston seems to be getting closer to its Euro-roots nearly every day. Fromageries & patisseries are becoming nearly as prolific here as they...

Posted: Feb 27 2012 - 12:02pm
Me in complete food festival heaven. Photograph by Squire Fox.   It's almost impossible to believe, but prior to 2006, Charleston, South...

Posted: Feb 25 2012 - 7:56am
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Posted: Feb 25 2012 - 7:47am
As Super Bowl mania was building a few weeks ago, my thoughts (and likely yours) turned to feeding the hungry, fervent, largely male masses on game...

Posted: Feb 22 2012 - 10:02am
Many mornings, I awake dreaming of cheese. It's a strange admission, but it's true. I believe my love of cheese goes back to my French years. Nearly...

Posted: Jan 16 2012 - 3:47pm
Now that the crisp, cool air of fall and winter is finally upon the Lowcountry, appetites build for satisfying, belly-warming fare. I lit my first...

Posted: Jan 16 2012 - 3:38pm
In many ways, 2011 was a truly calamitous and difficult year, one many of us would rather forget. Earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, war,...

Posted: Jan 16 2012 - 2:39pm
Situated near the cusp of Ansonborough and Elliotborough on the middle to upper reaches of the Charleston peninsula, this delightful new bistro...


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