Charleston Food Writer @chsfoodwriter
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Author.Photographer.Blogger. In search of: great food, travel, behind the scenes experiences. Believer in making dreams come true. CHS, SC ✏️ 📷 📖 ✈️ 💫
4k Posts
14k Followers
2k Following
Author.Photographer.Blogger. In search of: great food, travel, behind the scenes experiences. Believer in making dreams come true. CHS, SC ✏️ 📷 📖 ✈️ 💫
Jean Palma is celebrating with the love of her life tonight-in Heaven. Reunited all these years, later. Rest In Peace...Grandma Jean. Her humor and sparkly pants-always brightened whatever room she entered. She was a woman who loved a good party, Mickey Mouse (because they were born the same year) and red wine!!! She was an avid reader, cross word puzzler, beach & sun goddess and adored chocolate truffles!!! She was our adopted Grandmother. We shared several years in bookclub together and as much as we got a kick out of her being with us-I think she enjoyed it, even more!!! She was honest and an open book-herself!!! She was loved and she loved us...and we will always, always, always be grateful for the kindness, friendship and love she shared with us. We said our goodbyes yesterday and it nearly broke my heart. Holding her hand, watching her struggle to hold on while simultaneously struggling to pass on to the next life-it stole my breathe and I had to fight to find the words. I only saw her open her eyes just once-it was when Lillian gave her a hug, and showed her the Christmas ornament she had hand painted and brought for her. She found the strength to hold her eyes open and look at her while she talked. Then Lillian gave her a hug and Grandma Jean said-“I have loved you since you were born.” I tried to prep my sweet girl the best I could for this-and she handled it, well. I told her if she felt like she needed to cry that it would be ok-that saying goodbye was hard (for all of us and none of us really know how) if she needed to leave the room that she could. Lillian told her with great strength, honesty and intention: “I love you too-Grandma Jean.” I sat and held Jeans hand and thanked her for everything she had given to us. Friendship. A Grandmother figure. LOVE. I cherished & adored this woman and will greatly miss her. She was a real life: INSPIRATION & FIRECRACKER!!! What a combo!!! . Life is amazing and beautiful and our paths cross with those we are meant to share this journey with. It’s important to keep our minds and hearts open...so we don’t miss the important things and people by which we are meant to walk beside. ❤️
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Vinson Petrillo’s Classic Sunday Supper Dish: Eggplant Parm!!!! The BEST!!! I love Sundays! @vpetrillo . . . #chseats #cookingathome #eggplantparm #winter #italian #sundaysupper #weekends #dayoff
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Weekend cooking. Sunday Suppers. Loved this Thai Seafood Soup (made by @jtowns380 with some produce from @spadeandclover ). Super delicious and well balanced heat! Also loved these wooden hand carved spoons from @vpetrillo home collection of serving ware. 🐙🍲❤️ . . . #seafood #soup #weekends #homecook #sundaysupper #chs#chseats #winter #thai #chs
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My 1st attempt at making homemade bolognese. (Many people don’t realize that I was born into an Italian Family-my last name by birth was: Genaro. However I didn’t grow up surrounded by these people and so the family tradition of Italian cooking was not passed down through family dinners or festivities). However-I LOVE ITALIAN FOOD. It must be in my blood-the passion for red sauce, basil, parsley and hearty pastas. Earlier this week I excitedly ordered a bowl of bolognese at a restaurant and was terribly disappointed (the cold weather and rainy nights must have got to me-because it is all I have craved for days)!!! I wanted to love that dinner and it just didn’t translate for me. After this sadly underwhelming experience it INSPIRED me to try to make it myself. The result after 6 hours of prepping, cooking and simmering followed by sitting overnight in the fridge has lent itself to the most AMAZING Friday lunch at home-that has ever existed. I’m really happy right now and shocked that I was able to make this meal-on my own. I goggled about 4 different recipes online to gather a base knowledge and then gave it go and listened to my cooking instinct, nose, sense of taste and gave it the time it needed & deserved to make something: SPECIAL. Of course I’m already planning on how to make it better next time...but truthfully-I feel excited and inspired to step back into my home kitchen and cook!!!! LOVE. 🍝❤️ . . . #chseats #hom#homecook #redsauce #bolognese #italian #cooking #homecook #eats #love #foodlover #bowl #friday #weekends #inspiration #pasta
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HOLIDAY MUST-HAVE ITEMS 2018. In case you missed my Fox 24 segment on Wednesday...here’s the scoop on my favorite gift giving items for the food lover in your life or items you should keep on hand to make your holidays, home gatherings and events...fantastic! . . 1-Zero Resturaunt Cooking Class gift card! (Small intimate class size, learn to cook like a pro while you get to enjoy eating the food and sipping some specially paired wines)! @zerorestaurant @vpetrillo . . 2-Croghan’s Jewel Box. I love everything in that store, but in case you didn’t realize it before...they have more than just jewelry. They have an incredible selection of estate items, serving ware, platters and I ❤️ the Gold Bug cocktail napkins!!! @croghans @goldbugcollection . . 3-Best beer & wine selection in the city...go to Edmunds Oast Exchange. Over 2,000 unique items. Great and rare selection of bubbles! Saturday mornings they have a sommelier class that runs in 12 weeks cycles. Great stuff. Also my favorite beer to exist can be purchased there-I highly recommend picking up the Blackberry Farm Brewery Classic Saison for the beer enthusiast in your life! @eoexchange @blackberryfarmbrewery . . 4- Callie’s Biscuits (you should always have a minimum of 2 boxes of these Buttermilk Biscuits on hand at all times)! Great for breakfast, dinner, parties, gift baskets-this is a staple item!! @calliesbiscuits . . 5-Benton’s Bacon-this is the BEST BACON to exist!!!! It’s out of Tennessee and has become a legendary place that makes some of the thickest, smokiest and most delicious bacon to exist. We eat this every Christmas morning...it’s a tradition for our family and I highly recommend you go online and order today!!! 🥓❤️ @bentonsbacon . . 6-Southern Olive Bites. I love these incredibly tasty treats that cook in 20 min I had them recently at a party and fell in love with them. @southernolivebites . . 7-Smithey Ironware. Great new 8 in cast iron skillet! @smitheyironware . . 8-Mod Squad Martha. I can always use a great sauce or dressing to help spruce up my salads, entrees and gift baskets!!! Love these products. They taste good, look great and are very versatile!!! @modsquadmartha
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Perfectly cooked steak...so delicious...it melted in my mouth. I wish I could do it all over again...today! BIG shout out to Chef Mark Keiser at Oak Steakhouse (super talented chef and genuinely nice guy). You’re amazing and crushing it. Thanks for making our city the amazing culinary destination that it is!!! @mark.keiser @oaksteakhouse #chseats #steak #meat #classic #steakhouse
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Finally got to try @rebeltaqueria tacos and pork nachos....OMG. SO GOOD. Loved everything. Had a blast meeting them at the Old Village Street Fair last night. Love food trucks!!! Also check them out at the Work Shop. 🐖🌮❤️ . . . #chs#chs #nachos #taco #chs #foodtruck #charleston #yum
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Today I’ll be doing another Facebook Live installment at the Charleston Wine + Food office at 2pm... hope you’ll join along to see what we are cooking up!!! Go to the @chswineandfood Facebook page to watch the live stream! . . . Loved this photo shoot for the #CHSWFFstreetteam with the talented: @keelylaughlinphoto (to order my book Provisions To Plate go to my website at chsfoodwriter.com it makes for a great gift at the holidays:) . . . #chs#chswff #chsfoodwriter #chs #charleston #coo#cook #chseats #foodwriter #foodphotographer #book #author #southcarolina #facebook #host #cook #cooking
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