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  • Chef Jacques Larson elevates classic dishes with these vine-ripened veggies

  • Hot days call for chilled bubbly. Sparkling rosé strikes a delicate balance between refreshing effervescence and delicate fruit-forward flavor, making it the “ultimate anytime wine,” says Charleston Grill wine director Rick Rubel. Here are three standouts the sommelier will be sipping this summer.

  • Local chefs are perking up plates with edible flowers, which add visual appeal and plenty of flavor, too

  • If you’ve ever feasted at Xiao Bao Biscuit, you’ve probably witnessed co-owner Duolan Li working the floor with a smile. Read on to learn why no task is too small for this down-to-earth gal

  • Básico’s Bryan Cates shares three dishes made with a favorite summer crop

  • Pastry chef Mark Heyward-Washington’s creative ice cream flavors—think beer-infused or red velvet cheesecake—draw the Market Street crowd to Burwell’s Stone Fire Grill for fresh takes on a favorite summer treat. Here, the chef, who studied at Culinary Institute of Charleston, shares how he captures the “unique, earthy flavor” of green-tea ice cream.

  • Can’t decide between red and white? Opt for orange—essentially a white made from grapes macerated in their skins, à la red-wine production. These pours have “textured body, pronounced orange notes, and strong tannins and acidity,” says Morgan Calcote of FIG. Read on for three she’ll be quaffing this summer

  • Our taste & tell guide to the latest F&B openings in Charleston

  • Peninsula Grill’s Graham Dailey offers three preparations for a favorite seasonal delicacy

  • With his Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. mixers now internationally distributed and two hit restaurants under his belt, Brooks Reitz fills us in on what fuels his creativity (hint: it’s not buying toilet paper!)

  • Making a cheese plate can be intimidating—does Brie go with bleu? And what wines pair well with goat cheese?—but Trudi Wagner and Patty Floersheimer, co-owners of Church Street fromagerie goat.sheep.cow, tell us it’s actually a cinch. Just in time for summer entertaining, they share foolproof tips for crafting the perfect version.

  • Cheers to Spoleto Spoleto-goers looking to toast the arts should consider raising a glass from Umbria, the countryside surrounding the fest’s namesake Italian town. “The wines date back to the Roman era and deliver high quality at a good value,” notes Beth Anne Crane, owner of Muse restaurant and wine bar. Here, three of her favorite picks

  • Micah Garrison of Palmetto Mushrooms joins a growing number of state-certified mushroom foragers

  • Our taste & tell guide to the latest F&B openings in Charleston

  • We caught up with the pastry chef, who turns out delicious sweets at FIG and The Ordinary, on her love of vintage desserts and why she’s raising her son by the sea

  • Chefs and historians reenact a momentous dinner from Charleston’s past

  • “My favorite way to eat pickled asparagus is straight from the jar,” says Helen Legare-Floyd, co-owner of Legare Farms. The fresh, slender spears are a springtime staple, and canning them provides a yearlong supply, perfect for adding crunch to a Bloody Mary or punching up a run-of-the-mill crudité platter. Here, Legare-Floyd provides her family recipe in six easy steps.

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