Eating Hoppin’ John and collards on New Year’s Day becomes a distinctively Charlestonly tradition when the dishes are served from a silver rice spoon. Easily recognized by its unusually long spindle, the rice spoon dates to the plantation era, when it was used to extract delicacies cooked inside wild game. Stunning examples of ancestral rice [...]
Suddenly wreaths are everywhere! Many are courtesy of the Charleston Horticulture Society’s effort to source, sell and deliver locally-grown greens for garland and wreath-making. The society’s table at Second Sunday on King did brisk business. Be sure to sign up early for next year’s shipment.
The Charleston Area Convention & Visitor Bureau performed a Random Act of Hospitality at Second Sunday on King—we gave away free cups of gourmet hot cocoa from Caviar and Bananas. We also passed out vouchers good for two free hours worth of parking at the city-owned parking garages. This was our way of saying Thanks [...]
Some parts of the country are accumulating snow. In the Lowcountry, where it is sunny and 70 degrees, we have drifts of leaves from the Ginkgo Biloba, or Autumn Gold Maidenhair tree as it is more poetically called. In addition to our sidewalks, there is one other place the distinctive Ginkgo Biloba leaf is featured: