Recipes and Stories

28 July 2018: Old-Fashioned Shrimp Salad

July 28, 2018

Tags: Classic Southern Cooking, Savannah Cooking, Lowcountry Cooking, Shrimp Salad, Shrimp, Old-Fashioned Shrimp Salad, Shrimp Salad Sandwiches, Summer Cooking

Old-Fashioned Shrimp Salad, here tucked into Parker House rolls and enjoyed with tea.

Before July slips completely away, here’s one last word on those old-fashioned chopped meat salads, specifically, one that’s quintessential to a Lowcountry summer: shrimp salad.

No one would argue that tomato sandwiches are the primary hallmark of summer for most of us. We eagerly anticipate that first really vine-ripened tomato so we can thickly slice it, tuck it into soft white bread slathered with mayonnaise, and relish it wearing an old shirt (or no shirt) while standing over the sink, because it’s going to drip all over us when we bite into it.

But here in the Lowcountry, the hallmark sandwich of summer is shrimp salad. (more…)

8 July 2018: Summer Comfort and Blueberry Crumble

July 8, 2018

Tags: Classic Southern Cooking, Classic American Cooking, Summer Cooking, Summer Comfort Food, Blueberry Crumble, Fruit Crumble

Blueberry Crumble is summer comfort food at its very best.
It’s funny how, when we talk about “comfort food,” we almost always mean something that will provide comfort in the cold season, that keeps us warm and cozy inside when it’s cold and bleak outside: a hearty stew, a big bowl of chili or chicken and dumplings, a savory pot pie or pot roast.

But in the heat of summer, we often need comfort just as much as we do in cold weather, and while we may welcome a warm dish in the midst of a steady string of salads, cold soups, and sandwiches, the things that are so comfortable in the cold season are usually not all that appealing when the heat index soars. (more…)