I've eaten at Green Goat five times now for brunch or supper ,alone and with the whole family, and it has been consistently delicious.
Although I haven't seen the book, The author seems to think that there is not enough African American emphasis in this book. If the book is to reflect the width and breadth of southern cooking the African American contribution is but a small part. Perhaps his immersion in Lowcountry cooking has skewed his perception. The burgoo of Kentucky and the Jambalaya of Louisiana as well as the liver mush of North Carolina, buttermilk cornbread, barbecue and corn fritters have no distinct association with African American culture. To me, it sounds like the author presents a true survey of Southern regional cuisine including the large contributions of white Southerners. As for his closing statement regarding the exclusion of "leaf lard, hog maw, chittlin's, liver pudding, hot brown, dirty cokes, catfish noodling, or pig's feet" I am a very good southern cook using hand written recipes passed down 100 years. I cut my teeth at age nine on Charleston Receipts. True, my father introduced me to pickled pigs feet, and I have had a very good barbecued pigs foot as well. Yes, I will batter and fry liver pudding and eat it with grits and eggs, probably twice a month. But for many Southerners, those things are disgusting. Have you ever SMELLLED frying chittlin's? I don't know what leaf lard is, never heard of it. And noodling is just dumb. These are the foods and acts of the very poor (or, in the case of noodling, not so bright). Somehow I doubt that the author has tried them either.Thank goodness that today eating the end parts is optional. No need for inclusion in a glossy coffee table cook book.
So much angst Chris Haire!
A community with 340 years behind it is bound to have its low points. See how we are different despite the slavery etc etc that you rail on about. Now that you are living through Charleston history with these horrible shootings you too are a part of the fabric. You are now a first hand witness to what is so Right about the Holy City. I hope that you can come to love Charleston as we love Charleston and one another. Its not all bad here.
These comments about coconut shrimp....Outback...Red Lobster.. I don't wanna do it...but I can't help myself.... oh no, here it comes....GO BACK TO OHIO!! Please forgive me....
The police can give these drunks a ride home, not a ride to jail. Great way tohandle public intoxication.pu
There are so many things wrong with this list. Not only the facts, but the personalities. Charles Pinckney didn't have a thing to do with elements of the Pinckney Draft landing in the Constitution. Charles Pinckney was a young and pompous poseur at that time , disdained by the old wise men running the Convention. John Rutledge, Edwards brother, is responsible for that. He headed up the Committee of Detail that identified common elements in the thirteen different proposals on the table at the Constitutional Convention and hashed out a document that everyone could disagree about. That document was the framework for the Constitution as we have it today, making him a framer of the United States Constitution, and it was he who incorporated the Pinckney Draft. He was also President of South Carolina from independence declared on March 26, 1776 and , with a blip in 1779, later Governor who lead the government in exile during the British Occupation. What about Christopher Gadsden? He was a Brigadier General during the Revolution , a delegate to the Stamp Act Congress, he developed a friendship and correspondence with Sam Adams of Massachusetts. As leader of the Liberty Boys, it was Gadsden who coordinated the end of Royal Rule and the Rise of the new Republic of SC. (See J Rutledge). He was advocating an end to colonial rule in the 1760s, a voice in the wilderness at that time. His yellow flag with the rattlesnake has been taken up by the Tea Party Movement. I could go on. Ms Slater, next time you are called on t create a list like this , consult the experts.
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