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Condiment or Side Dish? The Lowdown on Chow Chow

Got a bevy of fresh veggies? Make a batch of chow chow to spice up your Southern dishes.

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What is Calabash Shrimp?

South Carolina does Calabash seafood right and serves a ton of it, making it the most popular local dish from somewhere else.

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Cracking a Classic: Southern Deviled Eggs

A staple of Southern dinners and picnics, deviled eggs are enjoyed by South Carolinians in both classic and surprisingly creative ways.

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Global Eats in Myrtle Beach

Surprising and delicious global dining adventures await you in Myrtle Beach.

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All About Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried green tomatoes are a relatively recent addition to Southern food culture, but embraced as if they were always ours.

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Charleston and Oysters is a Year-round Affair

Charleston is a hotspot for singles—single oysters, that is. Find them year-round at local oyster houses and restaurants.

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Three Ways to Cook Grits

Grits curious? Pick one of these three tried-and-true cooking methods and stir up a South Carolina tradition.

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Banana Pudding: Southern or Not?

South Carolinians might not have invented banana pudding, but they've adopted it as a time-honored Southern tradition and favorite dessert.

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