HERITAGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY
Georgia heads to South Carolina to meet the many talented artisans that define Lowcountry.
From a basket weaver who is keeping the sweetgrass tradition of the Gullah Geechee people alive, to an intercoastal inspired shrimp recipe served in ironware crafted right down the street.
Find out why the Lowcountry is defined by its character as much as it is a spot on the map.
Cory Alston Sweetgrass Baskets
Jimmy Hagood and Lavington Farms
Vinson Petrillo at Zero George Restaurant
History of the Gullah Geechee Tradition
Charleston, South Carolina
HOW TO CARE FOR CAST IRON
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HEIRLOOM RICE WITH BALSAMIC MUSHROOMS AND SCALLIONS
A Fun Fact From Behind the Scenes:
Cory Alston and I were the first scene we shot for the show and we were fast friends. I could have sat and talked with him for days. After we filmed at his home in Mount Pleasant he took me and the crew to his favorite hole in the wall lunch spot, an old general store that served up various types of delicious seafood. He has a wife and two daughters who help with the family business but they were camera shy. Cory was clearly meant for the camera and exuded warmth. He taught me a lot about the intersection of biblical history and the Gullah Geechee tradition that didn't make it onto the show, but I was so impressed with his wealth of knowledge.
FINDS FROM THE FIELD:
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