Today, for the cook in your life, we recommend Holly Herrick’s THE NEW CHARLESTON CHEF’S TABLE: Extraordinary Recipes from the Heart of the Old South (Globe Pequot). Holly is a Cordon Bleu-trained chef who resides in Charleston. In this beautiful cookbook, illustrated with color photographs throughout, she takes us into the best eateries in this mecca of food, and shares some of their best-loved recipes. One Amazon reader, Song Weaver, gives it 5 stars, saying: “I love this book. Everything is well done: writing, photos, recipes–all awesome.”
Stuff in the ‘The New Charleston Chef’s Table’ Category
In her ninth cookbook, Holly Herrick re-visits her passion, the wonderful, palatable world of Charleston cuisine and chefs. The New Charleston Chef’s Table (Globe Pequot Press, April 1, 2017) is an almost complete revision of the original, published back in 2009. In the latest version, Holly adds almost 75 percent new, fresh copy, recipes and photography, for a total of 80+ profiles on Charleston’s ultra-talented chef pool and their world-renowned culinary art. The history and heart and soul of the city come alive in side bars, lore and photography to make this a book to savor for anyone who’s been to Charleston and wants to relive it, or who dreams to go there.
A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, Paris, recipient of Le Grande Diplome in Cuisine & Pastry, and a long-time former resident of Paris and South Central France, Herrick is a bonafide Francophile with a love for all things French, in particular French food and cooking. She is currently working on some ideas for children’s books, pets and spirituality, and culinary romance novels.
A native of New England, Herrick has called Charleston, SC home for 18. She lives there with her beloved pets and taste-testers Rocky Rocken Roll, a cocker spaniel, and Mr. Purrfect, a grey and white tuxedo cat boy. She holds a BA in journalism (cum laude) from Boston College and has been published extensively as a restaurant critic, and food and travel writer. Her previous cookbooks include The Southern Farmers Market Cookbook (Gibbs Smith), Tart Love – Sassy, Savory and Sweet (Gibbs Smith), The French Cook: Sauces (Gibbs Smith), The French Cook: Soups & Stews (Gibbs Smith), The French Cook: Cream Puffs and Eclairs (Gibbs Smith), The Food Lovers Guide to Charleston and Savannah (Globe Pequot Press), and The Charleston Chef’s Table Cookbook (Three Forks Press). Please visit her web site and blog at www.hollyherrick.com and enjoy this video demonstration: