Saltus River Grill recently hosted Pat Branning, author of “Shrimp, Collards & Grits: Recipes, Stories and Art from the Creeks and Gardens of the Lowcountry,” for a special four-course wine dinner on Tuesday, August 30, at 6 p.m.
Saltus Executive Chef Brian Waters presented selections from the cookbook while special guest Chef Darin Sehnert of Savannah’s 700 Kitchen Cooking School offered a live demo and a take-away recipe from the book. Branning signed and sold copies of the cookbook and guests were able to meet, greet and participate in a question and answer session with the author.
Branning is an author and area food columnist and her new book coincides with the Beaufort Tricentennial year. In addition to almost 200 Lowcountry recipes, the full color coffee table cookbook features 150 fine art paintings by such noted Southern artists as Ray Ellis, Nancy Ricker Rhett, John Carroll Doyle and Joe Bowler, among others. Branning was a featured author at the 2011 Charleston Food and Wine Festival.