Shrimp boil, or Lowcountry Frogmore Stew. Wikimedia Commons.
There are lots of foods, ingredients, and cooking styles that have been popular in South Carolina.
Overview of SC & Southern Foods
Come learn about the traditional cuisines and foods of the American South, especially here in South Carolina.
- Digital Traditions - Foodways
Meet South Carolinians who are cooking, bottling, barbequing, and making hash.
- Comfort Foods
South Carolina is known for its simple hearty dishes.
- Southern Food Primer
Read this informative article on what make a food “southern.”
- Carolina Fish Camps: Good Food at Good Prices
Have you ever been to a traditional Carolina fish camp restaurant?
South Carolina Food Heritage
- Cherokee Foodways in SC
What did the Cherokee Indians eat here in South Carolina before the Europeans arrived?
- Rice History
Rice has been grown in South Carolina since 1685 and was once a major industry.
- Soul Food
Soul food is African-American cooking that originated in the rural South, often including collard greens, chitterlings, grits, and other local foods.
Have you tried any of these South Carolina food specialties?
- Hoppin’ John
Read the history of this southern dish made with peas and rice, traditionally served on New Year’s Day.
- Clemson University Blue Cheese
Clemson University makes its blue cheese in a tunnel in the mountains.
- South Carolina Hash: By the Light of the Moon
Read about this typically South Carolina stew, made with meat and vegetables.
- High on the Hog
Learn more about barbequing traditions throughout the state.
Check out this map of all the places to eat barbecue in South Carolina. What kinds of barbecue do you and your neighbors enjoy?