JUL 18 2021

The Lost Village of Edingsville Beach

Throughout the first half of the 19th century, Edingsville Beach was a popular destination for vacationers. It was located a few miles northeast between Jeremy Inlet and Botany Bay. It was initially established for wealthy Charleston families as a seasonal refuge to escape the humidity and heat in the Lowcountry. For a few decades, Edingsville … Continue reading The Lost Village of Edingsville Beach

MAY 07 2021

Gullah Sweet Potatoes

Gullah recipes are handed down from generation to generation by teaching in real life as you stand side by side. The Gullah people are West Africans enslaved to work the rice plantations in the Sea Islands, including Edisto Island. They had extraordinary skills for growing rice and successfully did so while living and working on … Continue reading Gullah Sweet Potatoes

MAY 05 2021

Frogmore Stew

Frogmore stew was born in St. Helena Island in a small Lowcountry fishing community near Hilton Head and Beaufort, South Carolina. This tasty stew is sometimes referred to as a Lowcountry boil.  The Lowcountry is also known as the home of the Gullah people. West Africans were enslaved to work the rice plantations in the … Continue reading Frogmore Stew

MAY 05 2021

Gullah Rice

The Gullah people were West African Slaves that lived and farmed the rice, indigo, and cotton plantations in the Lowcountry during the 1700s. They were isolated from the mainland and lived on Edisto Island and the other Sea Islands. This isolation allowed them to hold onto their African traditions and culture.  It was especially helpful … Continue reading Gullah Rice

MAY 04 2021

Fried Corn Cakes

Fried corn cakes with a side of shrimp, sausage, or fish are a Southern favorite on Edisto Island! Did you know corn cakes originated with the Gullah people? They are West Africans that were enslaved and brought to the Sea Islands during the 1700s.  The Gullah people were specifically chosen to be enslaved and work … Continue reading Fried Corn Cakes

MAY 02 2021

Lowcountry Peaches and Cream Pie 

Peaches and cream pie is a staple in southern cuisine, but did you know it originated from the Gullah people? The Gullah people were enslaved West Africans that were brought to America for their incredible rice-growing skills. They arrived during the 1700s and worked the indigo, cotton, and rice plantations in Edisto Island and the … Continue reading Lowcountry Peaches and Cream Pie 

APR 29 2021

Shrimp and Grits: Iconic Dish of the South

Shrimp and grits have become an iconic dish of the South enjoyed by locals and visitors every day. This iconic dish originated in the Lowcountry when the Gullah people were exposed to corn and grits by the plantation owners who gave them a portion of their food allowance. The Gullah people are West Africans enslaved … Continue reading Shrimp and Grits: Iconic Dish of the South

APR 28 2021

Gullah Culture

Gullah Culture originates from the descendants of West Africans that were brought to the Lowcountry. This area stretches from North Carolina to Florida, with the South Carolina islands being the most populated. Edisto Island is home to the Gullah culture, and their presence is evident throughout daily life and is part of the Island’s cultural … Continue reading Gullah Culture

APR 01 2021

Gullah-Geechee Sauteed Shrimp and Okra Recipe

Edisto Shrimp is the Best The waters off Edisto Island are known to have the best shrimp in the world, and nothing is better than eating fresh dishes with these tasty critters included! If you love seafood and haven’t visited Edisto yet, you need to put it on your bucket list.  What’s so special about … Continue reading Gullah-Geechee Sauteed Shrimp and Okra Recipe

FEB 21 2021

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FEB 21 2021

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DEC 29 2017

Hutchinson House: Standing the Test of Time

  One of the oldest homes still standing on Edisto Island was built by a king, withstood numerous hurricanes, and now faces a promising future. And it’s likely that many people have never even heard of it. That home is the Hutchinson House, which is now in the care of the Edisto Island Open Land … Continue reading Hutchinson House: Standing the Test of Time

AUG 01 2017

It’s a simple fact that Edisto Beach has the best shrimp in the entire world

It’s a simple fact that Edisto Beach has the best shrimp in the entire world. It’s sweeter, juicier, and meatier than its counterparts anywhere else. That’s why when people come down to Edisto for vacation, they typically spend an inordinate amount of time trying to get their hands and mouths on these delicious little creatures. … Continue reading It’s a simple fact that Edisto Beach has the best shrimp in the entire world