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Produce Porn in Charleston

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I totally got overwhelmed and forgot to post photos from the dinner I did down in Charleston, SC about a month ago. To make it up to the universe, here’s some produce porn, because one of the highlights? Working with local farmers to cook their amazing vegetables.

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Random produce.

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Oyster mushrooms from the Trappist monks at Mepkin Abbey.

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More Mepkin mushrooms.

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Sweetbay Produce sent us some of their “extra” basil.
That is A LOT of basil.

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Fresh eggs from a guy on down the road on James Island
who just happened to have some chickens.

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I’ve never seen mega-lemongrass this massive. It’s from the folks at
Compost in My Shoe.

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Nice kohlrabi, lady.

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Fridge full o’basil.

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This arugula from Sweetbay Produce was some of the most peppery,
intense arugula I’ve ever had in my life. He says he’s going to ship me a box of it soon.
Yes!

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45 people in a round house about to have dinner.

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Starting to plate cauliflower and waffles.

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Getting ready.

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Helen, who kicked butt. This whole dinner would have flopped if she
hadn’t been down in Charleston organizing it and then she spent all night
with me cooking. She’s truly a superhero.

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menu


Menu

Snack

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Jalapeno Hush Puppies $6
served with maple butter
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Appetizers

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Mushroom $13
portobello mousse, truffled toast
pear & fennel compote

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Cucumber $12
roasted cucumber hot and sour soup,
black sesame, garlic chili oil, wood ear
mushroom, cucumber jelly

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Spinach $13
spinach & grapefruit mille-feuille,
with smoked pistachios and ricotta

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Potato $12
warm potato salad, crispy Japanese
yams, grilled sweet potato, olives,
bitter greens, apples

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Entrees

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Beets $20
salt-roasted beets, thai green curry,
beet gnocchi, whipped coconut galangal cream

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Pepper $18
fennel & pepper tofu,
parsley spaetzle, grilled
yellow pepper broth,
mustard crumbs

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Broccoli $21
smoked broccoli dogs,
broccoli kraut, salt &
vinegar broccoli rabe

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Corn $19
stone ground grits, corn cream,
pickled shiitakes, huitlacoche,
tempura poached egg

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- everything on the menu can be made vegan on request.

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Dessert

Rosemary Eggplant Tiramisu $12
grilled eggplant, rosemary cotton
candy, mascarpone

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Ice Cream Nanaimo Bar$11
sweet pea, mint, chocolate

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Popcorn Pudding$11
salted caramel corn

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Celery Cheesecake Roll $10
celeriac ice cream, peanut filling,

& candied grapes

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- vegan dessert selection changes regularly, please ask your server.

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Our wine list (and other beverages)

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Gift Certificates

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