This new photo series calls on a handful of locals of a city we’re covering to tell us, in one photo—not necessarily of food—what that city means to them. First up, in honor of EYW’s Charleston Food Week, is Charleston, South Carolina.
“Enjoying a fresh-brewed sweet tea among the tea trees of North America’s only tea plantation. Much like the rest of the city, Charleston Tea Plantation on Wadmalaw Island is both beautiful and delicious.”—Scott Wink, Charleston Food Bloggers
“We love this photo because it dramatizes how insuppressible and anarchic the botanical aspect of Charleston is at street level. The gardens, the canopy overhead, the boughs of citrus and rosemary invading the sidewalk—it’s all so easy for someone to experience the subtropical splendor in Charleston. A palmetto sprout between two buildings has the potential eventually to lift both houses off their foundations!”—Matt Lee and Ted Lee, James Beard Award-winning cookbook authors and founders of The Lee Bros. Boiled Peanuts Catalogue, a mail-order catalog for Southern pantry staples
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“The food scene in Charleston is such a wonderful adventure in juxtapositions. There are world-class restaurants with the friendliness of a small town and award-winning chefs who are able to seamlessly combine new food concepts with the Lowcountry traditions that Charleston treasures.”—Dyan Heineck, Charleston local
“Charleston provides an incredible landscape for fresh local foods with our local fisheries, diverse farming operations, and strong interconnected community of chefs, producers, and supporting organizations. Pictured is a Lowcountry Local First chefs potluck event featuring chef-farmer pairings including Two Boroughs Larder and Compost in My Shoe, a Dirt Works Incubator Farm participant. “—Nikki Seibert, sustainable agriculture director at Lowcountry Local First, a nonprofit advocate for local, independent businesses and farms
.And here is one from us!
“The darkness of Charleston’s past and grandeur of its present converge at Middleton Place, one of the city’s historic, immaculate plantations of yore, where live oaks soar in the gardens, weighed down only by the creeping tendrils of Spanish moss. It’s a beautiful scene.”—Laura Siciliano-Rosen, Eat Your World
Special thanks to all participants!