There are lots of foods, ingredients, and cooking styles that have been popular in South Carolina.
Overview of SC & Southern Foods
Come learn about the traditional cuisines and foods of the American South, especially here in South Carolina.
- Digital Traditions - Foodways
Meet South Carolinians who are cooking, bottling, barbequing, and making hash.
- Comfort Foods
South Carolina is known for its simple hearty dishes.
- Southern Food Primer
Read this informative article on what make a food “southern.”
- Carolina Fish Camps: Good Food at Good Prices
Have you ever been to a traditional Carolina fish camp restaurant?
South Carolina Food Heritage
- Cherokee Foodways in SC
What did the Cherokee Indians eat here in South Carolina before the Europeans arrived?
- Rice History
Rice has been grown in South Carolina since 1685 and was once a major industry.
- Soul Food
Soul food is African-American cooking that originated in the rural South, often including collard greens, chitterlings, grits, and other local foods.
Have you tried any of these South Carolina food specialties?
- Hoppin’ John
Read the history of this southern dish made with peas and rice, traditionally served on New Year’s Day.
- Clemson University Blue Cheese
Clemson University makes its blue cheese in a tunnel in the mountains.
- South Carolina Hash: By the Light of the Moon
Read about this typically South Carolina stew, made with meat and vegetables.
- High on the Hog
Learn more about barbequing traditions throughout the state.
This map of South Carolina barbecue regions has been hotly contested since it was published in 1989 in a book on South Carolina geography. What kinds of barbecue do you and your neighbors enjoy?