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Peas and Butterbeans Herald SC’s Vegetable Season

The shelling of butterbeans and peas at area farmers markets is a summertime ritual in South Carolina.

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SC Fresh Catch: Grouper

Fresh South Carolina grouper wins the popularity contest with fish lovers and chefs.

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SC Fresh Catch: Triggerfish

This triggerfish recipe from SC Chef Ambassador Jamie Daskalis is bursting with South Carolina flavors.

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SC Fresh Catch: Wreckfish

Think grouper is super? Get ready to fall in love with wreckfish.

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SC Fresh Catch: Tilefish

Move over crab and lobster—tilefish is poised to become South Carolina’s favorite seafood.

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Southern Salads: Chicken Salad

Fried chicken might be king, but chicken salad rules when it comes to South Carolina’s favorite cold poultry dish.

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Southern Salads: Egg Salad

Make a simply sensational Southern egg salad when you’re craving something creamy, filling and delicious.

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Southern Salads: Cracker Salad

Homegrown tomatoes and a sleeve of crackers make for one of the South’s tastiest salads.

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