Soul Food Expo to celebrate, explore history of local food

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The First Lowcountry Soul Food Expo will give attendees a taste of home cooking they will not soon forget.  The event is a fundraiser for the African American Socio-Economic Development Corporation, an organization that seeks to improve the economic lives of African American families in North Charleston.

Come taste the best baked, barbecued, fried, and stewed treats the area's best Soul Food chefs dream up.  The story of the area's culinary history will be spotlighted as well.

The first day of the event is Wednesday, December 1, and is barbecue day, and it will be filled with rice and beans, hearty stews, and sweet potato and pecan pies. Students from local high schools will participate in an Iron Chef One-Pot Cooking Challenge.

The second day of the expo is slated for Sunday, December 5.  Soul Food Sunday will feature full dinner presentations, music, poetry, exhibits, and door prizes.

Tickets for each day are $5.  The event will be held at Village Hall in North Charleston.

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