Bountiful Coast – Martha Zierden
The Horry County Museum in Conway and the AVX Foundation present a lecture by Martha Zierden on the history of Lowcountry foodways September 23 at 1 p.m. When European and African settlers arrived in Carolina in the late seventeenth century, they encountered a bountiful land, teeming with fish, game, and a variety of resources. The Lowcountry diet was marked by a heavy consumption of beef, while wild species of fish, birds, and small mammals provided diversity, particularly for wealthier residents. Today, the Lowcountry diet is a combination of European, African, Native American and West Indian influences. Free.