Southern Living Presents the Taste of Charleston 2012

Southern Living graciously reached out to invite us, Carolina Mama Blog, to the Lowcountry South Carolina's Taste of Charleston at the 
Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant, SC tomorrow! 

You can get tickets at the door!  We are so excited 
to have a Charleston Correspondent attending for us. 
Stay tuned and if you can, go and experience it all. 

Annual Lowcountry Culinary Festival to Feature Live Food Demonstrations, Recipe Tastings, Garden How-To’s, and Tailgating Tips
South’s Hottest Food Festival Occurs at Boone Hall Plantation
in Mt. Pleasant, SC on Sept. 30

New York, NY (September 19, 2012) – Southern Living will join the Charleston Restaurant Association to present the Southern Living Taste of Charleston on September 302012 at Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant, SC.

The annual Lowcountry festival, open from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., will showcase regional tastemakers and Southern Living brand experts demonstrating delicious tailgating recipes, farm-to-table gardeningtips, and an exclusive tasting of our Big White Cake Cover Contest finalists. Visitors can also enjoy Southern cuisine from Charleston’s top restaurants, craft beer in an exclusive tasting tent, live entertainment, exciting prizes, andmore.

Join Southern Living for the following program on September 30:

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Southern Living Test Kitchen Director Rebecca Gordon will “Tackle Your Tailgate!” Rebecca will demonstrate delicious tailgating recipes from the September issue like Deviled EggsMini Bourbon-and-Cola Bundt Cakes, and Buttermilk Chess Tarts, plus offer tips and tricks on how to host the perfect football gathering with trueSouthern style. Enter an exclusive raffle to win copies of The Official SEC Tailgating Cookbook, the brand’s latest cookbook collaboration with the SEC.

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Southern Living Contributing Editor Rebecca Lang will welcome guests to an exclusive Big White Cake Cover Contest finalist preview and tasting. Attendees can vote for their favoritefinalist for a chance to win a Chinet Bakeware® set! The annual contest winner will be revealed on the December 2012 cover of Southern Living.

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Southern Living Plant Collection Garden Expert Carmen Johnston will show visitors how to get the most out of their seasonal container garden in her “Farm to Table Container Gardening” presentation. Using a Southern Living Plant Collection-filled container garden, Carmen will demonstrate deliciousrecipes such as Rosemary Berry Cookies and Sparkling Autumn Chianti, plus share how to make a quick and beautiful floral arrangement for any occasion.

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Southern Living Contributing Editor Rebecca Lang will invite two attendees on stage to face off and create a one-of-a-kind recipe in an exciting “Quick-Fix Supper Challenge.” Rebecca will put 15 minutes on the clock, and unveil surprise proteins, starches, and vegetables that the contestants must include in the dish. The winning “Quick-Fix Supper” chef will receive a $200 gift card from American Express. All chef contestants will receive and an autographed copy of Around the Southern Table by Rebecca Lang.

National sponsors of the 2012 Southern Living Taste of Charleston include: AlmasedÒ USA, Chinet BakewareÒ, Bald Head Island, Pinehurst SouthernPines Aberdeen Area CVB, Visit Savannah, and South Carolina.  The SouthernLiving Taste of Charleston also acknowledges Ballard Designs and the SouthernLiving Plant Collection for their participation.

Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the gate. To purchase tickets, please visit: A portion of the proceeds will benefit local non-profit associations.

About Southern Living
Southern Living celebrates the essence of life in the South, covering the best in Southern food, home, garden, and travel.  Reaching more than 16 million consumers each month, SouthernLiving connects consumers with the region’s rich culture through a variety of print, digital, mobile, tablet and event platforms.  Headquartered in Birmingham, AL, the rapidly expanding Southern Living brand is part of Time Inc., one of the largest content companies in the world and the largest publisher in the United States. TimeInc. is a Time Warner company.

About The Charleston Restaurant Association
The Charleston Restaurant Association (CRA) represents the largest private sector employer in the tri-county area. The association serves as the voice of the Charleston-areafood service industry on government and public relations issues. Annual fund-raising events like Taste of Charleston and Lowcountry Oyster Festival, both sponsored by the CRA, enable them to give back to the community. To date, the association has donated more than $1 million to local charities.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the following charities:  The Ronald McDonald House, Hollings Cancer Center, Hospitality Heroes, Shriners Hospitals for Children and Charleston County Schools Science Materials Resource Center. For more information about the CRA, visit

Warmly, Carolina Mama

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