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We all know the beloved Christmas trimming that goes by the name of ”poinsettia,” but plenty of locals have no idea it was named for a Charlestonian. Botanist, physician, and politician Joel Roberts Poinsett discovered the shrub while serving as the first U.S.
These sturdy four-poster beds—named for the decorative motif of intricately carved rice sheaves on the bedposts—date to the 18th century, when the Carolina Gold rice grown on lowland plantations brought incredible wealth to the Charleston area.
Today’s Holy City offers resources galore for those raising their own food and even keeping their own bees: places to plant, to grow one’s knowledge, and to learn from pros while lending a hand. Here, a look at the bounty
Some say “pea-CAN” and others, “pea-KAHN.” No matter how you pronounce it, the sweet and buttery flavor of these nuts makes for tasty eating—either gobbled straight from the shell or incorporated into a dish, like the classic pecan pie.