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‘Greens’ cookbook will prompt cooks to head straight to the produce aisle

Thomas Head is a native of Louisiana who lives in Washington DC. Among his achievements, Head counts working as a restaurant reviewer and co-authoring The Happy Table of Eugene Walter: Southern Spirits in Food and Drink. One of the most important factors in his resume is his personal background as a southerner, growing up eating greens as often as his family could put them on the table.

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Popeyes opens location in Conway

The taste of Louisiana has reached another part of the Grand Strand, with the Conway location of Popeyes opening up recently. This is now the area’s second Popeyes, with the first being close to Surfside Beach.

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Yokos Hibachi will re-open soon in Conway

The Bread Express in Conway, known for their European pastries, closed toward the end of last year. Every day the team of Hungarian bakers would prepare fresh breads and treats, like the very popular nut rolls. Though they have closed their doors, their social media site is still up under facebook.com/breadexpresssc.

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Pacino’s is the hidden gem of Murrells Inlet

Pacino’s Mediterranean Grille in Murrells Inlet may be small but it packs a sizable punch. For years now the restaurant has been a staple for locals, gathering business even in the depths of winter. During the on season, this little eatery overflows with guests, more often than not making reservations a necessity.

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Recipes in Skinny Liver are ‘good, healthy and innovative’

The subtitle for Skinny Liver is “A Proven Program to Prevent and Reverse the New Silent Epidemic—Fatty Liver Disease.” Those of you who read my reviews know that I always place a big caveat on any of cookbooks that cross over into the medical arena—before you follow the advice in the front section of the book, check with your own doctor. Do not self-diagnose. Do not make radical changes in your diet without consulting your own physician not matter how practical and sensible the changes may seem. In addition, in the case of this book, no matter how thoroughly they are vetted by health professionals who do not know YOU. Part One is worth a read, though. It outlines the conditions of one’s lifestyle that can contribute to liver damage and how to avoid them. There is no doubt that there is a connection between health and diet, but before making drastic changes, consult with your physician.

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S.C. chef pens second cookbook for busy parents

Erin K. Courtney, a pastry chef in Lexington, S.C., has been hard at work putting together recipes for the everyday person. Her first book, Party Time, gave busy Moms and others simple but delicious choices for parties. In this volume, she tackles the daily challenge of dinner for a family—dinners that are healthy, balanced and easy to make.

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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.

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Cookbook offers broader understanding of the ‘life’ of food

The back cover of this lovely little book calls it “A Palette for your Palate”. Rightly so. Julia Rothman has illustrated four (cook) books for others and now she gives us her own take, written and with drawings, on the world of food. If you are a visual learner then this is the book you want. Rothman delves into the history, origins, types, traditions, cooking tools and techniques behind our most popular foods and preparations, with charming sets of colored drawings. With assistance (just a little, the cover claims) from food writer, Rachel Wharton, a James Beard Foundation award-winning journalist, Rothman diagrams the world of edibles. Rothman’s skills have made her an acclaimed illustrator with the New York Times, cookbooks and her own lines of stationery and dishware among her many credits.

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Explore BisQit: A charming Pawleys Island restaurant with delicious food

Though the ebb and flow of tourists and visitors mean the Grand Strand isn’t as busy during the winter, there are still shops and restaurants that will have a steady flow of customers. For instance, the Hammock Shops Village in Pawleys Island has a collection of businesses that, while slower, retain devoted regulars. Tucked in the middle is bisQit, a casual dining experience with impressive sandwiches and shakes.

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First Starbucks in Murrells Inlet opens

A new Starbucks is now bringing more coffee to the Murrells Inlet area, just across the street from the mall. This is the first Starbucks in Murrells Inlet proper, though there is one nearby on U.S. 17 Business in Garden City.

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Chicken cookbook will help master the art of roasting chicken

Cynthia Graubart’s contribution to the Savor the South cookbook collection published by the University of North Carolina Press is a book on that delicious Sunday specialty, the chicken. Most famous for in the south its appearance as fried, in pieces, chicken is also well known in stews, bogs, roasted (whole and in pieces) and in soup.

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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.
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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

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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