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At Edibles we focus on the best in dining, food and entertainment in Beaufort, Bluffton, Jasper and surrounding areas. Edibles magazine keeps its readers on the cutting edge with the latest in food, recipes, chefs news, restaurant news and entertainment events.
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Great Gardens Cafe
Chef Eric Sayers
My first restaurant job as a bus boy is what drew me into this business. I immediately knew it was for me. After much begging and pleading I landed a pantry position in a well-respected Connecticut hotel. Hard work and a hunger for learning quickly got the attention of the European Chef. He would often take me aside to show me some of his privileged secret recipes. After much encouragement, my path led to the Culinary Institute of America. I graduated on the Dean’s List and shorty after I was introduced to a Swiss trained, creative and passionate chef who would become my mentor. Chef Rolf Epprecht took me under his wing and taught me the respect and passion for food. When the Swiss based international school of hotel management, IMCH, decided to open an American campus, they selected Chef Epprecht to be the Head Chef Instructor. He brought me aboard, requiring a year stint in Switzerland at one of the original schools, Institut Hotelier César Ritz as an Assistant Chef Instructor. Not only did I learn about European training, lifestyle and cooking, I also learned about life, which would later prove to be a highly effective management tool. I enjoyed the absolute beauty of the Swiss mountains, Lake Geneva, and the countryside. Even after a long day’s work, to sit outside, enjoy a
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café and look at the mountains truly humbled one’s self. Being centrally located, I had the opportunity to explore France with Evian only ten minutes away, Italy about an hour and a half through the great Alps, and Germany to the north. I’ve taken everything I’ve learned about life and poured it into my food. I absolutely love cooking, using the freshest quality ingredients to create memorable dishes for people to enjoy. Living here in the Low Country has provided a true treasure trove of fine seafood, grains, meat and produce, a Chef’s dream!
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Deas-Guyz Hungry for sophisticated and upbeat entertainment? Deas-Guyz, the Lowcountry’s premier party band, is in demand all year round and has a standing Sunday-night gig at The Jazz Corner on Hilton Head Island. The band draws on an extensive 8 • www.Ediblesmag.com
repertoire of rhythm & blues and Motown tunes. Getting a sedate wedding party up and dancing is their specialty. You can also catch them on Thursdays at Montana’s in Bluffton. They maintain a busy schedule of weddings, private parties and corporate functions on Fridays and Saturdays. Frontman Reggie Deas has been with the band from the beginning. Deas juggles two careers — he’s also an administrator at Hilton Head Elementary and Middle schools “I’ve been doing it for years and
I’ve figured it out,” he said of the dual jobs. “You’ve got to do the best you can. “I love both of them,” he said. “I’ve been in education for 23 years and I’ve been in music as long or longer.” Rounding out the group are saxophone player Kenny Alexander, Martin Lesch on keyboards, guitarist John O’Gorman, drummer Chris Russell and bass player Clarence Williams. They’ve recorded two CDs, Live at the Jazz Corner and Encore, packed with covers and medleys. “We learn music weekly,” Deas said of the band’s song set. “We have to learn songs for weddings and if we like them we keep them, if we don’t we just put ‘em aside. “We can always come back to them,” he said. “Everybody brings some music to the table.” “The band has been together for about 12 years now,” he said. “People like what they know. If you play a lot of stuff they don’t know they won’t come to see you — they don’t want to hear it. “That’s why we don’t do a lot of original music — if we played original music we wouldn’t be busy,” he said.
“We’ll travel as far as the money will take us,” Deas said, and the band has played across the country from New York to Knoxville, Orlando, Chicago and Las Vegas. Over the past decade, DeasGuyz has played 30 to 40 weddings per year and have seen some interesting things, Deas said. “Some people really know how to have a good time,” he said. But the band has a go-to tune that’s usually guaranteed to get even reluctant people up on their feet — “My Girl.” “As soon as you hit the first couple of notes people are getting up because they recognize the song — it’s a very popular song,” Deas said. “Deas-Guyz are a brand all by themselves,” said Bob Masteller, impresario of The Jazz Corner. “They reflect the charisma, charm, and entertainment skills of their leader and are the masters of the art of engagement with their audience. “When they finish a set, you find yourself fulfilled and exhausted, and they seem to be just getting started,” he said. “They are simply the real deal.”
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Certified South Carolina Grown Courtesy of Certified SC
Certified South Carolina Grown is a cooperative effort among producers, processors, wholesalers, retailers and the South Carolina Department of Agriculture to brand and promote South Carolina grown produce and products. A certified South Carolina grown label ensures that the item is a first-quality product grown in South Carolina. These products are required to meet U.S. No. 1 quality standards or U.S. Grade Standards. Fresh on the Menu, the second phase of the Certified SC program, was launched in February 2008. Restaurants throughout South Carolina have become partners in the effort. Participating chefs agree to prepare menus that include at least 25 percent Certified South Carolina
Grown foods and products in season and feature the Fresh on the Menu brand. These chefs recognize the value in supporting local for not only their bottom lines, but also for the difference South Carolina local products and produce make on the taste of food. Fresh on the Menu is a commitment to provide South Carolina citizens the freshest products and produce from some of the nation’s best restaurants. This program will work to use our greatest resources to help to ensure that South Carolinians can act progressively and think competitively in the global economy of our future. The South Carolina Department of Agriculture challenges all South Carolinians to support, ask for and remember the slogan:
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5 Great reasons to say yes to dining out
By Chaundra White
The options for dining out are seemingly endless - from fast food, to family oriented, to upscale dining. Whether you’re looking for a quiet evening out, an exciting night on the town or a break from your pots and pans, dining out can be a great solution to it all. Here are five great reasons to hit the door and let someone else do the cooking! 1. Family Time: Busy families often choose to dine out in an effort to spend quality time together. Between children’s school activities and parent’s work obligations, families have a difficult time staying plugged into each other’s lives. By the time dinner is prepared, cooked, and served, you’re too tired to have any sort of meaningful conversation. That’s why dining out is a great solution for a busy family. Try one of the great restaurants in your area and let them do all the work. That way you can spend less time working and more time enjoying your family. 2. Mommy and Daddy Time: In addition to making time to spend with their children, parents also need to make time to spend with one another. With the hustle and bustle of life, parents often forget to nurture their relationship as a couple. Dining out gives parents the alone time they need with one another. It also gives them a break from being in charge, so they can focus on what life was like when they first met. 3. A night out on the town: Men and women both need time out with her friends; time to let loose, network, or meet some new people. Today’s restaurants offer a variety of entertainment and food.
Whether casual, upscale, classy or wild, hanging out with friends helps to make the stresses of life melt away. By dining out, you take the pressure off anyone to entertain so everyone can have a good time. 4. Me Time: Dining out doesn’t always have to include a plus one. Sometimes you need to just be alone. Pamper yourself; spend time with your own thoughts, order what you want, how you want. Choose a quiet spot, where you can read a book or surf the web or chose a lively spot where you can people watch. Don’t always wait on others to show you a good time, take yourself out and show yourself a good time. 5. Date Night: The dating scene can be discouraging sometimes, but not when you look at it as a dining adventure. Consider your dates as a great way to explore a new restaurant. That way, even if your date ends up being a dud, your time won’t be completely wasted. You would have explored a new place and potentially found a new favorite spot to hang out and eat. Dining out can be a new discovery or a familiar adventure and the best part is, you control it all!
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Peggy Beck By Ruth Ragland
The joy of cooking has proven to be
a passion and a profession for caterer Peggy Beck, owner of The Joyful Palate, Catering and Event Planning in Bluffton. Peggy and her husband relocated to the Lowcountry 20 years ago from Pittsburgh, Pa. “We just came down for a vacation and decided to stay,” she said. She started the Joyful Palate about four years ago after having catered events for Grace Community Church, which she attends on Hilton Head Island. “My mom was an Army cook and I’m the last of seven children so I’ve been in the kitchen since I was a very young child,” she said. “I like to be challenged, so I love Asian food and I love to prepare it,” she said of her specialties, which also include Italian cuisine and seafood. “I have cookbooks but they’re mainly just to get ideas,” Beck said. “I’ll just look at something and then decide ‘OK, I don’t like that so I’m going to do this.’ “I really never follow the recipes,” she laughed. “A lot of times I just come up with things — even when I’m doing cooking demonstrations.” At a recent appearance at Benny
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Peggy Beck Hudson Seafood on the docks, Beck decided to change course, put a different spin on her dish and told the audience, “I’ll send you a new recipe as soon as I get a chance.” “That’s the fun about cooking for me,” she said. “I don’t like to be bound by a recipe. I’m very creative in my cooking.” Television shows like “Top Chef” and “Iron Chef” have elevated chefs to celebrity status while driving the expectations of restaurant patrons. “I remember watching ‘The Galloping Gourmet’ with my dad and Julia Child on PBS,” Beck said. “Now people just want more — they just don’t want comfort food, they want things that are good for them that are more appealing and not so comforting,” she said. “Now let’s put lobster in mac and cheese, which I think is a total ruination of lobster personally,” she said as an
example. “That should stand by itself as far as I’m concerned.” While the joy of cooking is what drew her to the field initially, Beck has a competitive streak as well. She’s entered area cooking competitions and gone up against professional, credentialed chefs. “I haven’t taken first yet but I’ve always placed, which speaks for itself,” Beck said. “It’s a very competitive market, even more so because I’m a female. “I’ve yet to compete with a female in the four years I’ve been competing around Beaufort, Hilton Head Island and Bluffton,” she said. “There have been sous chefs but never a female head chef.” Beck said that her strategy for success in competitions is to “always know what you want to do, then whatever they throw at you, you tweak it to go along with what they give you.” “I really enjoy what I do,” she said. “I do not have a degree in culinary arts, so I never call myself a chef — my peers do. “I call myself a culinarian which is a respecter of food,” she said. “I do everything from scratch — I don’t use anything from food industry providers.” “So when an executive chef has dubbed me chef that is good because I respect
their field a lot. “My mentor Jay Odom Jr. has told me time and again, ‘You are a chef in every sense of the word,’” she said. “I thank him for that vote of confidence in me.” Beck is in the process of writing her own cookbook and developing a line of spices and marinades. While there are Food Network stars in her own backyard, Beck isn’t looking to follow suit. “I like what I’m doing,” she said. “Sometimes the unfortunate thing with the Food Network is they tell you what to cook. “You don’t get to be as creative as you would be on your own,” she said. “I think it’s too demanding; I would lose my love for it. “I’ve always said when I don’t have a smile on my face when I’m getting ready for an event I’m done,” she said. “Yes it’s my job but it’s also what I love to do — it’s my passion.” For more information, call (843) 422-0435 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Your steak, Your way
By Chaundra White
Do you know how to order a steak? Do you know the difference between cuts of steak or the difference in tastes because of how each were raised? If you don’t then you’re rolling the dice each time you order steak at a restaurant. You never know what you’ll get. Here are a few tips to help you get a great steak every time. First get to know the cuts. Most people know filet mignon as a high end cut of steak. It is tender and lean but sometimes lacks the flavor of fattier cuts of beef. Although there are many other cuts of steak, some of the more popular cuts are the Rib eye (high fat and flavor), the T-bone (strip loin and tenderloin separated by a T-shaped bone, mix of medium and lower fat and flavor), the Sirloin (medium fat and flavor), and the Porterhouse (similar to a T-bone but includes a larger sized tenderloin). In addition to the cut, you must also consider the cattle’s diet in judging the quality of the beef. For instance, grain- fed cattle tend to have more fat but grass fed cattle tend to have more flavor. Next, choose the best cooking level or doneness for your taste and the cut you have chosen. The basic choices are well done (outside dark, inside completely cooked through), medium (outside cooked, inside cooked but slightly pink), rare (outside cooked, inside partially raw). There are also
combinations of the basic levels such as medium well or medium rare. People who prefer rare steak believe the meat is juicier and more flavorful when cooked that way. However, if
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Luscious Lemonious Squares
Crust 2 cups all purpose flour 3/4 cup confectioners sugar 1 cup softened unsalted butter
Recipe by Eric Sayers Executive Chef Beaufort Memorial Hospital
Recipe by Peggy Beck The Joyful Palate
Filling 6 large eggs 2 3/4 cups granulated sugar 1 cup fresh lemon juice 2 tsp lemon zest (optional) 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 cup all purpose flour.
Photo courtesy of Sue Ade Luscious Lemonious Squares- from cover
Garnish blueberry sauce,recipe to follow Crust: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl combine flour , butter and confectioner’s sugar, mix until the crust is the size of small peas. Gently press the mixture evenly onto the bottom of a 9-by-13-inch baking pan. Bake until golden brown about 20 minutes.
Ingredients: 3 cups raditore pasta, cooked al dente 2 cups fresh spinach, cleaned and no stems 1 pound Maine lobster meat, cooked 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved ¼ cup shredded reggiano parmesan 3 cups Soubise (recipe to follow) Method: Heat boursin soubise in a large sauté pan, add lobster and grape tomatoes. Simmer for 2 minutes, add pasta and parmesan. Right before serving add spinach and toss until wilted. Top with more parmesan cheese. Bon Appetit! For the Soubise: Peel and thinly slice 2 pounds white sweet onions and place in a sauce pan with plenty of salted water. Bring to a boil, then drain the onions and place in a saucepan with 2 ounces butter, 2 ounces olive oil and a pinch of kosher salt. Cook over gentle heat for 30-40 minutes. VERY important the onions should not turn color. Add 1 quart heavy cream, 2 sprigs of thyme, 1 sprig of rosemary 1 clove of garlic, 1 large shallot and 5 ounce Boursin Cheese. Mix thoroughly and cook for another 35 minutes. Puree and pass through a medium sieve.
Filling: Using a mixer add eggs and granulated sugar beat on medium speed until smooth, add lemon juice, zest, baking powder and flour. Pour the filling onto the crust. Bake an additional 25 minutes or until lightly brown. If the filling doesn’t set in 25 minutes reduce the oven temperature to 325 checking every 5 minutes.
Easy Chicken Salad
Let cool to room temperature, cut into 4 inch squares, top with blueberry sauce at serving.
Ingredients: Ingredients 2 pounds skinless and boneless chicken breasts 4 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup chopped parsley 1 cup sliced scallions, whites only 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar salt and pepper
Blueberry Sauce 2 cups fruity red wine of choice 1/2 cup granulated white sugar 1 cup water 1/4 cup seedless blackberry Jam 1/2 pint blueberries In a medium sauce pan add wine, water and sugar, reduce to half, add jam and blueberries. Remove from heat pour into a heat proof bowl. The sauce will thicken as it cools. The sauce is better made a day or two ahead. This sauce is not to be very sweet, if you do desire a sweeter sauce use additional Jam not sugar.
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Recipe by Janice Hobson
Instructions: Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces while you heat the oil in a frypan. Put in the chicken and toss the pieces briskly over high heat. Keeping the flame high, push the chicken to one side of the pan and add the garlic, parsley and scallions. Toss 1 minute more, add the lemon, vinegar, salt and lots of black pepper. The chicken will be cooked through in 1 or 2 minutes. Makes 6 servings. Serve over a bed of lettuce. www.Ediblesmag.com • 19
The Joyful Palate’s Spring Time Gazpacho Recipe by Peggy Beck The Joyful Palate
Ingredients: 3 large Red Tomatoes (Seeded) 1 Red Bell Pepper (Seeded) 1 Orange Bell Pepper (Seeded) 3 Stalks Celery 10 Baby Carrots 3 Green Onions 1 large Cucumber (peeled and seeded) Photo courtesy of Sue Ade, Bluffton Today 1/2 cup White Balsamic Vinegar 3/4 cup Olive oil 1/4 bunch of Cilantro Leaves chopped fine 4 cloves garlic minced 1/2 Jalapeno pepper seeded and minced (optional) 4 Cups Tomato Juice or Low Sodium Vegetable juice Suggested vegetables used for garnishes: avocados, diced green onions or diced bermuda onions, edamame, diced zucchini or yellow squash. If serving shrimp as a garnish, prepare 4-5 shrimp per person that has been peeled and deveined and boil or saute peeled and deveined shrimp. Puree all vegetables and strain several times until you reach the texture that appeals to you. Once you have pureed and strained several times add the tomato juice to the pureed vegetables. Chill over night. Remove from refrigerator at least one hour before serving.
Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe by Amy Conner
Ingredients: 2 cups sugar 1/2 cup water 1 cup peanut butter Instructions: Put the water and sugar in a pan. Boil for one min. Add the peanut butter and stir off and on so it won’t burn. Keep on med heat till it pulls away from the pan. Pour into a well butter pan and let cool. Done! Want to submit a recipe and photo? You may email your recipe and photo to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to P.O. Box 2301, Beaufort SC 29901. Selected recipes will be printed in our issue of Edibles.
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Becoming Harriet Tubman Saturday, May 19 , 2012 at 7:30pm . One night only in Beaufort “Becoming Harriet Tubman” written by and starring Natalie Daise ~ produced by the Palmetto Theater Xperiment. Showing at ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center. for more info call 379-2787 or www.artworksinbeaufort.org. Gullah Festival May 25 - 27, 2012 . www.gullahfestival.net Held Memorial Day Weekend in Beaufort, the four-day festival celebrates the Gullah culture. Activities include musical entertainment, storytelling, symposiums, and cultural performances. Aunt Pearlie Sue and Gullah Kinfolk Saturday, May 26 at 4pm. Tabernacle Baptist Church- 907 Craven St, Beaufort. Tickets can be sold at the gate of the Gullah Festival. For more info call 843-525-0628.
Artist Showcase 2012 May 25, 2012 12:00 pm - May 26, 2012 6:00 pm. Artist Showcase 2012 hosted in historic downtown Beaufort, SC, is the 10th annual event open to the public to exhibit and to attend the celebration of local and visiting artists. Annual Spring Fling “Decoration Day on Da’ Island”. May 26, 2012. Local businesses on St. Helena Island host an Open House, artists in residence, food, specials on shopping, and music festivities. “Meet and Greet” the artists at the Red Piano Too Art Gallery, St. Helena Island from 10am-5pm How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Now-May 27, 2012. Fresh off a smash-hit Broadway revival, don’t miss the proverbial mad men tackle 1960s corporate America in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Call the box office at 843-842-ARTS for more information. Arts Center Of Coastal Carolina.
Annual Spring Fling
June 19-July 29, 2012. Elizabeth Wallace Theater. Thursday, June 28, 2012. Time: 8:00 PM. It’s the show Time Out New York said “rivals Jersey Boys for sheer fun!” Travel through the music of the 1960s in Shout!
at the University of Rochester, teamed with the Dataw Island Yacht Club to sponsor a day for the kids at the Boys & Girls Club of Beaufort. The kids fished from about 9: 30 a.m. to about 11: 30 a.m. on Monday. The Dataw Island residents also served them lunch at the Yacht Club. For more information 843-986-5437.
Starting June 19th every Tuesday thru August 14th. July 4th (no show on Tuesday, July 3rd)! Don’t miss out! Enjoy food, arts and crafts, and entertainment each night at Shelter Cove Harbour on Hilton Head Island. Bring the whole family to enjoy this exciting and kid-friendly festival!
4th Annual Dee Smith Memorial Fishing Day
Monday, June 21st. Kraus, a Dataw Island resident and a retired veterinarian and professor
June 23rd, 6pm-9pm at the Hardeeville Recreation Complex. Please bring the entire family and friends.
Hardeeville to show movies in the park
June 29th - Come out to the football field behind the Hardeeville City Hall on June 29, July 13, or July 27 to see a free movie. Concessions will include popcorn, soda, and other treats. Contact Addison Jarrell at 843-784.2231 with any questions. www.Ediblesmag.com • 21
Getting Around the Lowcountry
by Shawn Harris
Herbs are soft, succulent plants which usually grow in the temperate zone. Until recently cooks have had to make do with very few fresh herbs, such as sage, parsley, and thyme. Nowadays you can also find fresh basil, coriander, chervil, tarragon, rosemary, and dill. Since herbs are at their best when they are young and freshly picked, it is well worth growing your own. Here’s a few to learn about.
It’s easy to get to beautiful Beaufort County - just a short drive from I-95 or US 17. Both roads run north-south along the east coast of the United States and connect to other interstates and major highways. Driving south on US 17, exit onto US 21 at Gardens Corner and enjoy the scenic marsh views going approximately 20 miles east into the downtown Beaufort area. Driving south on I-95, take Exit 33 at Point South and connect to US 21 for a direct route into the center of Beaufort. Driving north on I-95, take Exit 8 onto US 278 toward Hilton Head Island and directly into the Bluffton area and the southern part of Beaufort County. This route connects to SC 170, across the Broad River into the city of Beaufort in the northern part of the county.
Flavor: Fragrant and spicy — almost peppery. Great with: Tomatoes, vegetables, poultry, grilled pizzas, salads. Notes: It’s best used as whole leaves or torn. Smaller leaves at top of bunch are the sweetest.
Flavor: A lively flavor; soapy, some say; looks similar to flat-leaf parsley. Great with: Asian, Mexican and Indian dishes; mix in salsas and chutneys. Notes: Leaves become bitter after plant flowers. Dried seeds are the spice coriander.
Flavor: Cool; brightens up both savory and sweet dishes. Great with: Beverages, jellies, sauces, marinades for meat and vegetables; often tossed with buttered peas. Notes: The most popular variety is spearmint. To dry, hang in a dark place with low humidity.
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Flavor: Subtle onion with grasslike leaves. Great with: Egg dishes, soups, sauces, baked potatoes, fish. Notes: Snip with scissors for best results. Chive flowers make a pretty garnish.
Flavor: Fresh and grassy; feathery leaves used in pickle brine Great with: Tuna salad, omelets, vegetables, seafood dishes, yogurt dressing for cucumbers, herb vinegars. Notes: Use dill fresh or add to hot food just before serving
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Dye’s Gullah Fixin’s
Come and experience real island taste from the only authentic lowcountry restaurant on Hilton Head Island!
All locAl seAfood And vegetAbles
“Authentic Lowcountry Cookin’ From Scratch!”
Hours Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:00pm Saturday 5:30pm-8pm Sunday 12pm-3pm All You Can Eat Lunch & Dinner Buffet Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday
Large Families Take Out Orders Available EvEnt Planning and CatEring for family rEunions, grouP PartiEs, Birthdays and offiCE PartiEs!
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430 William Hilton Parkway www.dyesgullahfixins.com
Published on May 21, 2012