When: Tuesday, November 14, 6-8pm
Where: Chapman Cultural Center
Tickets: $20 in advance | $25 at the door (includes all food samples and drink and $10 off a copy of A Taste of Spartanburg)
Hub City Writers Project and Spartanburg Water present A Taste of Spartanburg book launch and celebration with food samples by 15 local chefs and appearances by 15 local farmers.
Cakehead Bakeshop, Farmer’s Table, Renato’s In Centro, The Streatery, Stone Soup, Cribb’s Kitchen, RJ Rockers Brewery, Le Spice, Blue Moon Specialty Foods, The Piedmont Club, City Range Steakhouse & Grill, Charlene’s Home Cooking, McClellan’s Urban Eatery, Gerhard’s, Southside Smokehouse
Tickets available now!
About the Book
A Taste of Spartanburg: Local Chefs, Local Farmers, Local Recipes is a celebration of the emerging foodie and farm culture in Spartanburg County, South Carolina. Within these colorful pages meet an eclectic mix of local food producers who uphold the upcountry small farming tradition—from dairymen to hydroponic gardeners and from peach orchardists to heirloom corn millers. Learn the secrets and visit the kitchens of a talented and personable assortment of local chefs: bakers, pasta-makers, food truck entrepreneurs, and soul food cooks, among others. And discover recipes that speak to our South Carolina cultural heritage: peach biscuits, Carolina red barbecue, stew meat; as well the cuisine that reflects our international flair: apple strudel, spaghetti carbonara, Thai steak and more.
This is our farm-to-table story. It’s told through the phenomenal portrait photography of Ian Curio, who spent a year of his life in kitchens and gardens, from horse country to backcountry. It’s reflected in the field experiences and feature stories of journalist Ana Parra, founding director of the Hub City Farmers’ Market. It’s infused in the entertaining interviews by food enthusiast Amanda Richardson, who created the Hub City Bites culinary blog.
With a foreword by beloved Southern food writer John T. Edge, A Taste of Spartanburg is a book for and about people who love food. Use it to explore what’s grown here and to try your hand at using local ingredients in dishes made at home. Savor this volume and raise the flag for Spartanburg’s chefs and farmers!