Food writer and cookbook author

Holly Herrick is an awarded cookbook author and food writer who draws inspiration from the beauty and seasonal, local produce and delicious food and restaurants of her home town, Charleston, SC. Holly is the author of  six cookbooks, including Southern Farmers Market (Gibbs Smith, June, 2009) and The Charleston Chef’s Table Cookbook – Extraordinary Recipes from the Heart of The Old South (Three Forks Press, December, 2009) In 2011, Holly released two new books, Tart Love – Sassy, Savory, and Sweet (Gibbs Smith, October, 2011) and Food Lovers’ Charleston & Savannah – A guide to the Best Restaurants, Markets and Local Culinary Offerings (Globe Pequot Press, December, 2011).  Holly’s latest books The French Cook: Sauces (Gibbs Smith) and most recently, The French Cook: Cream Puffs and Eclairs (Gibbs Smith, October 1, 2013) and the rest of her titles are available online at and at bookstores near you. Look for the fourth installment in The French Cook series and Holly’s seventh cookbook, The French Cook: Soups and Stews (Gibbs Smith,  September 1, 2014). Happy cooking!

I’ve eaten a lot of meals and cooked a few, too.

A long-time food journalist and graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, Paris, France Holly’s travel and writing features have been featured in several local, regional, and national publications including Southern Living, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine and Charleston Magazine.

Lowcountry specialist and restaurant diner

As a decade-long restaurant critic in the area, Holly’s something of a specialist on the subject of dining in Charleston and is embarking on a study of Savannah’s food scene for her next two book projects. Holly embraces opportunities to develop recipes for food brand producers and write features and food articles/original recipes for newspapers, magazines and web sites. She can be reached at holly at hollyherrick dot com.