Recipes from Charleston’s masters of Southern cooking.
Stewed Green Beans
Infused with the meaty flavor of a smoked turkey leg, these super-tender green beans are wonderful side dish.
In some parts of the South, cooks prefer corn bread that’s slightly sweet, to counterbalance the salty, smoky flavors of vegetables stewed with pork.
Okra is often boiled or fried and served as a simple side in soul food restaurants, but in Charleston it often comes as a luscious vegetable soup with tomatoes, onion, and celery. Get the recipe for Okra Soup »
Cabbage and Collards
At Martha Lou’s Kitchen, earthy collard greens and sweet cabbage are steamed together for this unique spin on Southern greens.
Slow-braised chicken with peppers and onions is a soul food staple. This version is seasoned with plenty of paprika.