This morning we talked to local food critic, Becky Billingsley about her new book, "A Culinary History of Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand." If you love food and history (like me) then you will love this book! It's all about the culinary history of Georgetown and Horry Counties focusing on the merging of Native American, European, African and Caribbean cuisines. Becky writes about how slaves taught their masters to create vast wealth on rice plantations, what George Washington likely ate when visiting South Carolina in 1791 and why locals love their boiled peanuts! Becky digs deep into historic records, dishes on her favorite restaurants and where you can still enjoy farm-to-table heritage foods.
Salivating yet? I am. Becky says we are fortunate to have about 1800 restaurants along the Grand Strand - giving us more restaurants per capita than San Francisco!
If you are interested in our local food writer's new book - Becky's hosting a Heritage Party and Book Launch next Monday, July 8 from 6-8 p.m. at the Haberdashery Black Water Market in Conway. Also, enjoy food samples and Crady's Eclectic Cuisine, Freshwater Fish Company and Ocean Fish Market in Conway while you're there.
You can always get the latest Myrtle Beach restaurant news and reviews from Becky on her website; http://www.myrtlebeachrestaurantnews.com/
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