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Some recent clips, most are food oriented but I am a versatile award-winning writer with an insatiable curiosity that can tackle just about any topic. Except math. 

Mastering the art of grandma’s biscuits with Nathalie Dupree

Biscuit recipes seem to require hand motions. When explaining how my grandmother made her biscuits, my mother broke it down this way: “First she put the flour in her bowl and then she added a lot of Crisco and then she did this with her hands (makes squishy fist motion), and then she took her fist and made a well in the center of the flour and poured in the buttermilk and then she did her hands like this (makes circular waving motion) and pushed in the flour until she formed a ball and then she

A former City Paper food critic offers his take on the controversy over The Post and Courier's Hanna Raskin

Every critic has her haters, and Hanna Raskin is no exception. As the food critic for The Post and Courier, she has won a James Beard Award for Local Impact journalism, snagged Association of Food Journalist awards for her criticism, and generally been a part of the national conversation about food and culture. But that doesn't mean everyone likes her work. A few weeks ago, prominent Charlestonian Terri Henning posted a pointed message on social media: "I think it's time for a serious conversat

Is Hyman's a tourist trap, a beloved classic, or, perhaps, an institution?

Is Hyman's the Charleston restaurant version of Nickelback? Inherently uncool despite being so popular that they have packed houses, loyal fans, and rave online reviews? A tourist trap destined never to be appreciated by the "foodies" of Charleston, those hard-to-please critics who love to hate on the downtown seafood restaurant because "it's for tourists," "the lines are manufactured," "they ripped off their employees," and the "food just isn't good"? As a worker in the tourism and hospitality

Why isn't Motown legend and Edisto native James Jamerson in the S.C. Hall of Fame?

He grooved for years in the Snake Pit at Motown Records laying down the bassline for hit after hit, song after song. For performers like Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, the Four Tops, the Jackson 5, the Supremes, and Smokey Robinson, his bass playing was essential. You've heard him on classics like "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "Bernadette," "For Once in My Life," and countless others. But to the rest of the world, he was an uncredited studio musician — one with an unmistakable bass-playing style

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