The Fourth of July is the perfect time to kick back, fire up the grill, make delicious food and share time with friends and family.
We’re sure many of you can recall how your family or friends always celebrate the 4th. Maybe its your grandmother’s banana pudding or your Uncle Mike’s famous grilled burgers or maybe your cousin’s coleslaw. Whatever your memories, we can all agree that the 4th of July is a time for celebrating, making memories and remembering the many freedoms that we share.
We asked our team to share their classic 4th of July recipes and recall family memories. This is how we, at Charleston Wine + Food, celebrate Independence Day.
“I cook all kinds of things for the 4th but they are all pretty simple – boiled peanuts, boiled shrimp and sliced tomatoes, monkey bread, guacamole and frogmore stew. The next morning I like to use the leftover Frogmore Stew sausage and shrimp for omelettes when I am at the beach for the 4th with my family.” – Grace Jennings
“We always do a fruit pizza!” – Jennifer Hladek, Beverage Logistics
“I fondly recall looking forward to my mother’s July 4th watermelon sherbet dessert each year. Bright pink raspberry sherbet and fluorescent green lime sherbert were molded into a watermelon-esque form, with chocolate chips sprinkled about to mimic the seeds. It was never pretty nor perfect, yet somehow became our family’s symbol of Independence Day celebration. Funny how a food or a dish can do that :)” – Laura Kate Whitney, Marketing + Communications
Angie Pitts of our culinary team makes her famous Lowcountry Boil Sliders. Inspired by her grandfather’s love of Lowcountry boil Angie beams that this slider packs in the joys of Lowcountry Boil without all the work. Her recipe made it into Charleston Magazine. Check it out here!