Chanterelle Risotto

Chanterelle Risotto

Savannah, GA; November 24, 2018: Until very recently, it was illegal in South Carolina to sell anything from the wild except for highly regulated seafood. No game, no wild mushrooms, no fresh water fish. As interest in foraged foods has grown regulations throughout the country have relaxed. In the fall of 2014, a small group of South Carolina residents who are “certified mushroom experts” have been allowed to sell as many as 20 kinds of...

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Culinary History

Culinary History

October 23, 2018; Washington DC: I’m in DC visiting my husband, who is working here until next June when we will head back overseas with the Peace Corps. I’ve been downsizing for the past year: I gave my papers and some of my library to the Special Collections at the College of Charleston; I gave the bulk of my culinary and history library to the state-of-the-art International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach; I am selling much of...

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Jordan Meinster, Masters of the Saint Soleil School, & Self-Taught Artists of the West Indies, Latin America, & the African Diaspora

Jordan Meinster, Masters of the Saint Soleil School, & Self-Taught Artists of the West Indies, Latin America, & the African Diaspora

Featuring some of the best known Haitian artists of the 1980s and 1990s. (Above, “Jesus in the Garden of Eden” by Fortuné Gérard, 1988.) NOW SHOWING THROUGH OCTOBER at PW SHORT 414 Whitaker Street Savannah, Georgia I first began collecting folk art in the late 1970s when I lived in the Caribbean, where I found striking cultural similarities between the local foods and customs there and those of the Lowcountry where I had spent my...

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