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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.

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

Happy cooking!






Revolutionary in More Ways than One

 The Obstinate Daughter

Here is a link from yesterday’s post on The Permant Tourist Charleston about this brand new, shining restaurant on Sullivan’s Island:


Peas and Carrots (lower left) and SC Peach Salad from The Obstinate Daughter.

Peas and Carrots (lower left) and SC Peach Salad from The Obstinate Daughter.


WildFlour Makes Charleston Sundays Even Sweeter

Sundays are all about Sticky Buns at WildFlour Pastry in downtown Charleston.

Oven-warm cinnamon bun from WildFlour's Sticky Bun Sunday.

Oven-warm cinnamon bun from WildFlour’s Sticky Bun Sunday.

Here’s the link from yesterday’s The Permanent Tourist Charleston

post to learn more about this special weekly event:

Bon appetit, and remember to come visit me there and invite any friends who may be interested in learning about all of the wonderful things to do, places to see, and wonderful restaurants in beautiful Charleston.



Cool Soups for a Hot Fourth of July

The temperature is rising and it really is beginning to feel like the summer that officially began earlier this week.

Take advantage of these two recipes for delicious cool soups as posted earlier today at

These are two of my favorites from my latest cookbook, The French Cook-Soups & Stews (Gibbs Smith)  to be released Sept. 1 – details provided in the link above.

As always, happy (and cool!) cooking!



The Heart of the Matter

The lastest post on my new blog, charleston.thepermanent, explores my blooming love affair with Heart Woodfire Kitchen – in particular their show-stealing creamed mustard greens.

Here’s the link and a picture to whet your appetite.

Please come visit me at the new blog. I’ve been busy writing about all the wonderful things to do, see and eat in beautiful Charleston.

Heart Woodfire Grill's Outsanding Creamed Mustard Greens.

Heart Woodfire Grill’s Outsanding Creamed Mustard Greens.

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