Green Thought Thursday: It’s Farm-to-Table, Y’all!
I recently visited Charleston for the first time, and it was a trip I will never forget. I can sum it up in two short words: culinary bliss.
Much like Raleigh, Charleston has turned into a culinary destination for chefs and foodies, alike. My favorite concept of the trip: farm to table. If you’re not familiar with this term, it refers to the idea that food that’s grown locally should be consumed locally.
Husk Restaurant is a delicious example of a restaurant that has taken the whole farm to table thing to heart. Immediately inside the front door is a blackboard that lists each of the daily ingredients and from where they came, be it S.C. or a nearby state. I was super stoked to even see a few North Carolina farms on the list!
And the fun didn’t stop there. Brunch was absolutely amazing. I enjoyed my brioche French toast with Ambrose Farms Strawberry Jam, powdered sugar and maple syrup (Va.), but it was Josh’s dish that took the prize. He ordered wood-fired pork belly “Monte Cristo,” with buttermilk cheddar (Tenn.), fried farm egg, Surry sausage and confit potato hash.
Hungry yet? I’d love to hear about your favorite farm-to-table restaurants. Be sure to share your thoughts in the comments section.