Game On 


For the second year in a row at SEWE, local chefs will show attendees how to cook with game, as well as Certified South Carolina Grown products. Jimmy Huggins, SEWE president and CEO, thinks the demonstrations will be popular again this year. "We like to offer a variety of interesting things for our guests. Showing off some of the Lowcountry's great chefs preparing food with delicious South Carolina products seemed like a great idea," he says.

SEWE has lined up a particularly impressive group of Charleston chefs for the demonstrations, including Jeremiah Bacon of Oak Steakhouse, Michelle Weaver of Charleston Grill, Nathan Whiting of Tristan, Marc Collins of Circa 1886, Frank Lee of Slightly North of Broad, Fred Neuville of Fat Hen, and many others.

Martin Eubanks, the director of marketing for the Agricultural Services Division of the S.C. Department of Agriculture, says the department worked with SEWE last year to develop the Wild in the Kitchen format. "Outdoor activities are important to our state and many of our citizens," he says, "so this was a natural fit for our promotional efforts with the SEWE team."

Martin says this year they'll have more vendors on hand than there were last year. "It's a chance to see a lot of the diverse, particularly specialty products available from members of our Certified S.C. grown program," he says.

The demonstrations will take place on Feb. 18, 19, and 20 at different times throughout each day. Chefs will be cooking with fish and game they bring in on their own. They'll demonstrate their recipes with the goal of inspiring consumers to find those products in the marketplace, especially products like Palmetto State quail and rice.

The chefs themselves are also participating "Fresh on the Menu" chefs, meaning the dishes at their respective restaurants include at least 25 percent Certified S.C. products. Fresh on the Menu is the second phase of the Certified S.C. program. Like the other phases of the program, Fresh on the Menu hopes to make it easy for Palmetto State consumers to find, identify, and purchase Certified S.C. products and support the livelihoods of rural South Carolinians tied to those businesses.

Martin hopes visitors will be inspired to enjoy a meal at one of the Fresh on the Menu restaurants.

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2011 Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

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    When you're at SEWE this weekend, make sure that you catch an exclusive screening of Common Ground: The Story of the ACE Basin by documentarian Bill Bailey. The film tells the story of how various individuals and organizations helped protect the ACE river basin, which stretches from Charleston to Beaufort, S.C. ACE is an acronym that stands for the defining rivers of the St. Helena Sound: the Ashepoo, Combahee, and Edisto. "These rivers were protected under a heroic conservation effort," Bailey says.
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  • Dana Beach flocks to East Africa to photograph flamingos

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  • Wildlife of the Party

    Watching a bald eagle snatch a defenseless bunny with its talons on the boob tube can't compare to watching a bird of prey up close and personal. At least that's what David Hitzig, executive director of the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, believes.
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  • Take Flight

    It's not that often that you see falcon ride a thermal above Marion Square and dive toward the ground at 150 miles per hour (and no, we're not exaggerating). If that was a regular occurrence — and quite frankly, we're not even sure if there's ever been a single instance of that happening — we seriously doubt you'd see that many bikini-wearing sunbathers and their tiny dogs lounging about. The falcon is a bird of prey, after all.
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  • Get in the pit with barbecue badass Jimmy Hagood

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  • The Ultimate SEWE Guide

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  • Jim and Jamie Dutcher ran with the wolves

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  • It's Ducks Unlimited Season

    If you didn't make it to the Lowcountry Oyster Festival a few weeks back, have no fear. On Feb. 18, you'll have another chance to get your oyster fix at SEWE's Ducks Unlimited Oyster Roast. All-you-can-eat oysters will be the star of the event, but if you're not a mollusk lover, there will also be a down-home Lowcountry cookout from 6 to 8 p.m., featuring pulled-pork barbecue, shrimp and grits, venison chili, and Southern fried catfish.
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  • Lords of Nature studies the impact of predators on their habitats

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  • Give It Up for the Pups

    I don't know about you but for months I've had that one peppy, smile-inducing song, "Dog Days are Over," permanently on repeat in my head. Florence and the Machine's rock/pop hit is catchy and energizing, but its title is completely off the mark — at least in Charleston. Here, the dog days are just beginning.
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