Food & Drink

Food & Drink

Eggs Up opens in Farrow Commons

The developing Farrow Commons shopping center now has its own Eggs Up Grill for the many breakfast lovers in the area. This is a popular franchise that originated in Pawleys Island and has now reached eight locations in the Grand Strand.

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Buttercream Basics is fun book to get the family baking together

Simply looking at the luscious cover of this book gave me a sugar rush. Yes, I am one who eats the icing first! Author, Carey Madden is well qualified to bring us a book of innovative and inspiring cake decorating techniques. Her own cakes and cupcakes have been featured in magazines like Vogue and Mademoiselle. If you are in Philadelphia you can stop by her shop, Violet, where she employs local and organic ingredients to transform cakes and cupcakes into breathtaking works of art, celebratory culinary creations that tempt the eye and please the palate.

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Famous Toastery plans expansion into south Strand

Carolina Forest’s popular Famous Toastery has been so well received that the family intends to expand their reach in the Grand Strand. Though plans have yet to be finalized, they are looking at the Murrells Inlet area, having heard many locals in the southern end would enjoy their own Famous Toastery.

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‘Corn’ cookbook brings taste of the heartland to your kitchen

This is one of cookbooks in the University of North Carolina's Savor the South series. Although corn is an ingredient that is all-American in scope, there is no doubt that the South has a special relationship with this gift from the indigenous people. On the cob, off the cob, in puddings, bread, ground into meal or grits—corn literally forms a base and/or acts as the zippy sidekick for much of the South's best-known meals.

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The Eating of the Green

Although St Patrick's day has long been associated with green, the color is really more for shamrocks, clothing, and the green lush beauty of the Emerald isle itself. Traditional Irish cooking does not include much that is green. Cabbage and a few scallions in the colcannon are about the extent of it. My obsession with adding green to the plate on this most festive day

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Matthew’s Pancake House is a great staple on the North Strand

Breakfast remains the most important meal of the day, and it has long been a profitable part of the day in the Grand Strand. Pancake houses line the roads of our coast, each one gaining its own amount of traction. This is especially so for Matthew’s Pancake House in Little River, which is reputed to have some of the best shrimp and grits around.

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Eclairs cookbook is perfect for pastry lovers

If you love pastry, this is a book you will want to add to your bookshelf. Éclairs are one of my favorite pastries—what's not to love? Light, delicate choux (an egg-based pastry also used in cream puffs) baked in tubular form and filled with an array of fabulous creams and various types of other wonderful flavored insides.

Videos

Making chicken rice in the old days

L.W. Paul Living History Farm gave a demonstration Thursday to the public on how farm families made chicken rice from 1900 to 1955. Farm staff also showed wood cutting tools. The simple dish consists of chicken, rice, water, lard, onion, salt and pepper.
Aria Hangyu Chen ahchen@mcclatchy.com / Twitter: @aria_chy
Making chicken rice in the old days 2:17

Making chicken rice in the old days

Thanksgiving dinner table: food and gratitude 2:00

Thanksgiving dinner table: food and gratitude

Frying turkeys: how to do it safely 1:14

Frying turkeys: how to do it safely

Cold Beer, hot food and plaid skirts return to the Grand Strand as Tilted Kilt opens its new location in Myrtle Beach SC 1:26

Cold Beer, hot food and plaid skirts return to the Grand Strand as Tilted Kilt opens its new location in Myrtle Beach SC