Entries by abranning

Rebels with a View

A bounty of French Impressionists lands at Telfair Museums By Amy Paige Condon When Telfair Museums staged “Monet and American Impressionism” three years ago, the exhibit’s narrative arc illuminated Claude Monet’s influence on American painting beginning in the late 1800s. With “Monet to Matisse,” which opens at Telfair’s Jepson Center, 207 W. York St., on […]

Roasted Rack of Lamb

Inspired by Chef Matt Roher of Sea Pines 2 (8 rib) frenched racks of lamb trimmed of all but a thin layer of fat 1 1⁄2 teaspoons kosher salt 3⁄4 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon vegetable oil Herb coating 3 garlic cloves, minced 1⁄4 cup flat leaf parsley, finely chopped 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, finely […]


A lonely guardian of the docks looks away mournfully in front of an old fish house on Wadmalaw Island. Trouble brings love and comfort to all who pass this way.  

Whiteboot Brotherhood

Saturday afternoons in Beaufort is a perfect time to ride out to St. Helena Island to purchase shrimp and blue crab fresh from the rickety weathered docks at Gay Seafood Company. Here is a place of billowing marsh grass, shorebirds, and silent currents. It’s a place of quiet beauty, oyster beds and rugged sea-battered boats. […]

What is a Whiteboot Hero

The term “whiteboot” is used throughout the brotherhood of fisherman all over the world. Coined from the use of rubber whiteboots to keep their feet dry and protected whether on the deck of a shrimp boat, crab boat or walking on oyster beds. Many of these “whiteboot heroes” have been in the seafood industry for […]

Author Pat Branning

The characteristics, charm, traditions, legendary food culture, and beauty of the Southeast coast that locals and millions of visitors love define Shrimp, Collards and Grits Magazine. We relish our culture, taste, and true southern hospitality everyday, everywhere-along her creeks and rivers and among her historic streets. We Southerners are diverse. Long before Rhett Butler uttered […]

SCG Magazine Print Discontinued

As 2019 gets underway many changes have been taking place at the offices of Shrimp, Collards and Grits. Our popular book series has grown to a whole new level as requests come in for us to host events and to distribute an increasing number of books. The demand for other volumes in the series is […]

Glorious Spring

In the South, more than just food is made in the kitchen. Family and friends come together, relationships are strengthened, longstanding traditions are passed down and new traditions begin. As the warm spring breezes give way to the dawning of summer, families gather to celebrate their mothers, grandmothers and happily, in some cases their great […]