Soup Season is Coming!

You don’t want to miss out an all of the bounty soup provides – long, slow simmering, delicious aromas, and incredible tasting food.  Here’s a beautiful recipe for shrimp bisque from today’s post and my soon-to-be-released new book:

http://charleston.thepermanenttourist.com/shrimp-bisque-beauty/

Luscious crab bisque recipe from The French Cook - Soups and Stews (Gibbs Smith, Sept. 1, 2014). Photo by Chia Chong.

Luscious crab bisque recipe from The French Cook – Soups and Stews (Gibbs Smith, Sept. 1, 2014). Photo by Chia Chong.

Bon appetit!

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Something for Everyone at Middleton Place

For all the years I’ve lived in Charleston, Middleton Place’s allure has only gotten stronger. The restaurant is better than ever and the unparalleled views lovely. The grounds are loaded with things to do and see, including the oldest landscaped gardens in this country, and visits with the heritage breeds that occupy the stable yard. Read more about this magical place in my recent post on charleston.thepermanenttourist.com:

http://charleston.thepermanenttourist.com/magical-middleton/

Leroy the Goat at Middleton Place is playful and productive with milk used to make soap and other goods sold on the plantation.

Leroy the Goat at Middleton Place is playful and productive with milk used to make soap and other goods sold on the plantation. He even jumped for joy when he heard my goat “bleet” imitation.

Food is delicious here, too.

Enjoy!

 

 

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HoM Sweet HoM and a Book GiveAway

In search of some of the best burgers in town? Look no further. Here’s the beef from yesterday’s Charleston Permanent Tourist blog:

http://charleston.thepermanenttourist.com/hom-ward-burger-bound/

HoM is the place to be – here’s why:

The Big Mac n' Cheese from HoM.

The Big Mac n’ Cheese from HoM.

Remember, The French Cook – Soups & Stews (Gibbs Smith) by yours truly officially releases in just two weeks on September 1. Read more about the book here by clicking on the chartreuse book cover on my revolving books file on the home page to this website or look for it on Amazon where it is currently available for pre-order. It’s a beautiful book and I think my favorite of my seven cookbooks so far – delicious recipes, gorgeous photography, good, concise writing and beautiful formatting.

Write me here and tell me why you would like a signed copy from me. I’ll select a winner and announce him/her on release day, September 1. Good luck and as always happy and delicious cooking.

The French Cook-Soups and StewsBon appetit!

 

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Some More Cheese Please and Sandwiches, Too

I can never get enough delicious cheese or bread, and when I know I need my fill, I head directly to goat.sheep.cow. Situated in the heart of downtown on quiet Church Street off of Broad, it’s a slice of heaven. They also make memorable sandwiches daily fresh from what’s in stock at the store. Here’s a link to a blog I posted about it a few days ago on charleston.thepermanenttourist.com .

http://charleston.thepermanenttourist.com/goat-sheep-cows-sandwich-and-cheese-stampede/

Enjoy and please do stop by. You’ll be happy you did. Just try and get there by 11 a.m. for a sandwich!

Goat Sheep Cow's sandwiches are made fresh, daily in limited quality from the store's delicious stock and EVO's fresh baguettes.

Goat Sheep Cow’s sandwiches are made fresh, daily in limited quality from the store’s delicious stock and EVO’s fresh baguettes.

Bon appetit!

 

 

 

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Hot Restaurant Action Around Town

Here’s some of the upcoming and ongoing restaurant news in Charleston these days, from today’s post:

http://charleston.thepermanenttourist.com/tasty-morsels-from-the-foodie-files-2/

Read all about Crust Woodfired Oven's amazing pizza and Sunday Supper deal.

Read all about Crust Woodfired Oven’s amazing pizza and Sunday Supper deal.

 

Bon appetit!

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Summertime and the Cooking is Easy

I think you’ll enjoy this post and recipe about easy summer cooking. This one features Opa! Greek Surprise Lamb Stuffed Tomatoes. Serve them cool and put the heat on the back burner.

Opa! Greek Surprise Lamb Stuffed Tomatoes

Opa! Greek Surprise Lamb Stuffed Tomatoes

Here’s the link:

http://charleston.thepermanenttourist.com/summertime-and-the-cooking-is-easy/

Happy and cool summer cooking!

Holly

 

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Heaven in the Hills

A lovely inn near Boone, NC begs for a visit to get away from Charleston’s heat. I visited here recently to teach some cooking classes from my cookbooks, and was awestruck with the Inn at Little Pond Farm. Here’s what I was served for breakfast one morning:

Fresh Orange Infused French Toast with Warm Maple Syrup, Sausage and Honey-Tossed Melon.

Fresh Orange Infused French Toast with Warm Maple Syrup, Sausage and Honey-Tossed Melon.

Here’s the full link from my blog: The Permanent Tourist Charleston

http://charleston.thepermanenttourist.com/heaven-in-the-hills/

While you’re there, be sure to read about the cookbook giveaway of the advance copy of my latest release, The French Cook – Soups & Stews (Gibbs Smith, September 1) in the food and recipes column. She’s a beauty! Please comment and try to win.

My very newest book baby, The French Cook: Soups & Stews, currently available for pre-order  on Amazon.

My very newest book baby, The French Cook: Soups & Stews, currently available for pre-order on Amazon.

 

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Farmers Market Meets Iron Chef

Culinary Tours of Charleston hosts a wonderful Farmers Market Tour that concludes with a fabulous five course feast prepared by a local chef.

Here’s the dessert from a tour I took earlier this week – blueberry ice cream over Texas Toast French Toast with Special K crunch coating. Amazing!

TPTFMDESSERTHere’s the full link about the tour from The Permanent Tourist Charleston:

http://charleston.thepermanenttourist.com/farmers-market-meets-iron-chef/

Bon appetit!

 

 

 

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Shrimp, Collards & Grits

I recently came across this beautiful, just-released cookbook by Pat Branning. Actually, Pat a friend and neighbor down in Beaufort was kind enough to send me a signed copy for review.

Shrimp, Collards & Grits by Pat Branning. Cover Art by Ray Ellis.

Shrimp, Collards & Grits by Pat Branning. Cover Art by Ray Ellis.

 

To read about it, please click on this link. Enjoy. It’s a beauty and chock full of luscious art, recipes and writing.

http://charleston.thepermanenttourist.com/for-the-love-of-the-lowcountry/

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Charleston Farmers Market Tour and Cooking with Holly

I am pleased to announce the first in a series of farmers market tours and cooking classes I will be conducting throughout the year at Charleston’s downtown farmers market. We’ll begin at the market early on Saturday mornings and come to my kitchen to cook from what’s inspired me and a group of just six students and finish up the day with a delicious three course meal at my table.

The fruits of summer season on display at Charleston Farmers Market.

The fruits of summer season on display at Charleston Farmers Market.

More details and registration information are provided in this link from yesterday’s post at The Permanent Tourist Charleston.

http://charleston.thepermanenttourist.com/new-farmers-market-tour-with-me-the-permanent-tourist-charleston/

Please feel free to follow me directly there and on facebook at facebook.com/tptcharleston and twitter:@tptcharleston

Happy cooking!

Holly

 

 

 

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