Monthly Archives: October 2011

Rice and Butter Beans

This piece on the glorious butter bean only makes a brief mention of the legume’s association with Carolina Rice Kitchens, but it is enough -along with my deep love of butter beans – to justify posting the link.

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Charleston Gold is a new hybrid of Carolina Gold

In the last twenty years a number of interested individuals have revived rice growing and Carolina Gold – the most esteemed variety of rice grown in the Rice Kingdom. Recently, Merle Shepard of Clemson’s Coastal Research Center worked with plant … Continue reading

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Beethoven Visited the Rice Kingdom

In what can only be described as something of a surprise to us, Michael Broyles points out in his new book Beethoven in America, that the composer’s appreciation began in Charleston. Broyles gives some nice context on Charleston in 1805 … Continue reading

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A New Exhibit on Gullah-Geechee History, Culture and Language

South Carolina State is running an exhibit titled: “From Africa to Gullah II: Word, Shout, Song: Lorenzo Dow Turner Connecting Communities through Language. Artist Jonathan Green spoke at the opening. .

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