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Author Lunch with Mary Martha Greene and David S. Shields

Dec 16, 2022 @ 12 pm | Location: Belfair Clubhouse, 200 Belfair Oaks Blvd, Bluffton, SC 29910

Dec 16, 2022 @ 12 pm
Location: Belfair Clubhouse, 200 Belfair Oaks Blvd, Bluffton, SC 29910
Hosted by: USCB Center for the Arts

Join two UofSC Press authors, Mary Martha Greene and David S. Shields, for a luncheon, conversation, and book signing hosted by USCB Center for the Arts. Mary Martha Greene is the author of The Cheese Biscuit Queen Tells All: Southern Recipes, Sweet Remembrances, and a Little Rambunctious Behavior, and David S. Shields is co-author of Taste the State: South Carolina's Signature Foods, Recipes, and Their Stories.


The Cheese Biscuit Queen Tells All

So many stories could be written about Mary Martha Greene’s Aunt Mimi’s cheese biscuits—the countries they visited, and the lies, half-truths, cheating, and conniving of small children (not to mention grown adults) to get them. Greene, a South Carolinian and former lobbyist, pairs more than one hundred tried-and-true recipes for dishes like country ham scones, Frogmore stew dip, shrimp and corn pie, and lemon pound cake with stories from her corner of the South. This book brims with fabulous characters, antic-filled anecdotes, and recipes so good they might just call for a change in State House rules (true story).

With new ideas for the consummate entertainer, helpful tips for less experienced cooks, and stories to make even the grumpiest legislator laugh, The Cheese Biscuit Queen Tells All has a place in every kitchen. Great food leads to great memories, and with Mary Martha Greene by your side, even everyday meals can become memorable occasions.

Mary Martha Greene is a South Carolina native and government relations consultant who perfected her entertaining skills for making friends and engaging clients during her forty-year career. Now as a volunteer, she teaches cooking skills to at-risk and homeless youth.

Taste the State

In Taste the State, Kevin Mitchell and David S. Shields present surprising stories and engaging profiles of eighty-two of South Carolina’s most distinctive ingredients, such as Carolina Gold rice, Sea Island White Flint corn, and the cone-shaped Charleston Wakefield cabbage, and signature dishes, such as shrimp and grits, chicken bog, okra soup, Frogmore stew, and crab rice. These portraits, illustrated with original photographs
and historical drawings, provide origin stories, tales of kitchen creativity, and agricultural innovation throughout the Palmetto State.

Taste the State details the cultural histories of native ingredients and showcases the evolution of the dishes and the variety of preparations that have emerged. Here you will find true Carolina cooking in all of its cultural depth, historical vividness, and sumptuous splendor.

David S. Shields is Carolina Distinguished Professor of the English Language and Literature Department at the University of South Carolina and the chair of the Carolina Gold Rice Foundation. He is the author of numerous books, including Southern Provisions: The Creation and Revival of a Cuisine and The Culinarians: Lives and Careers from the First Age of American Fine Dining, and the recipient of the Southern Foodways Alliance's Ruth Fertel Keeper of the Flame Award.


Books will be available for purchase at the event.

Tickets: $50

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Photo of Mary Martha Greene by Karen M. Peluso Fine Art Photography.

Published on October 6, 2022 | Categories: Events

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