Soft Shell Crab

SERVES: 4 Inspired by Chef Robert Wysong of Colleton River Plantation INGREDIENTS 4 soft shell blue crabs all-purpose flour Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper peanut oil Seafood spice 1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning 2…

Newstand Distribution

We are excited to announce our new Partnership with Publisher's Distribution Group. The magazine is being marketed to the major national chain bookstores (Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, etc.), to supermarket and drugstore chains, to…

The Island Packet Story on Pullin'Pots

BY NANCY K. WELLARD There is good news! The indefatigable Patricia Branning has just published and released her latest book, her sixth, titled “Pullin’ Pots.”  Nancy K. Wellard “Pullin’ Pots,” is…

Artist Nancy Ricker Rhett's Remembrances

Growing up here in post-war Lowcountry, we saw crabbers of all types constantly working the creeks in small wooden boats. The men would set out trot lines baited with potent smelling meat. The lines were marked with floats on which their particular…

Editor-in-Chief Patricia Branning

South Carolina's Lowcountry is a place of endless stories that rise up when least expected.  Your response to the Shrimp, Collards and Grits Series on our Lifestyle Book Series was one of those incredible, unexpected and amazing surprises.…

Memories of Bonneau

Painting by C Ford Riley. Memories of Bonneau For a Georgia boy whose hunting resume read “Squirrels Only,” I was stepping in high cotton. I had never shot a deer. The boss of bosses, John Cullar, also a Georgian, believed with all…

Artist Michael B. Karas

It’s tempting when viewing a Michael B. Karas painting to insert yourself into the frame — so adept is he at nailing a moment, a mood and what a landscape feels like. Those of us who feel transfixed or more likely transported by Karas’…

Spartina Grass

Photo by Marge Agin "To describe our growing up in the low country of South Carolina, I would have to take you to the marsh on a spring day, flush the great blue heron from its silent occupation, scatter marsh hens as we sink to our knees…

Black & Blue Oysters

Inspired by Chef Matthew Roher Ingredients 2 dozen shucked fresh oysters 4 ounces small chunks of country ham scraps, chopped small 3 ounces blue cheese 1 tablespoon balsamic syrup (see note below) 4 ounces mild blackening seasoning 1…