Charleston Classic Desserts:
Recipes from Favorite Restaurants

by Janice Shay

Charleston Classic Desserts (Pelican Publishing Company)

Foreword by Marion Sullivan. Photography by Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn. Pelican Publishing Company (2008). 95pp. 8.75 x 8.75 inches. Hardcover. ISBN-13: 978-1-58980-545-3.


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From the Book Jacket

About the Book

Located near the midpoint of the South Carolina coastline, at the junction of the Ashley and Cooper Rivers, Charleston was founded in 1670 and named after King Charles II of England. It is a lush city of sparkling beaches, vast marshes, historic homes and plantations, soft-rustling palmetto trees, and some of the finest food in the South. With forty-five recipes from famous restaurants, chefs, and caterers in this beautiful city Charleston Classic Desserts serves as a restaurant guide as well as a cookbook. Photographs, history, musings, and stories accompany the many award-winning recipes.

The list of contributing chefs reads like a “Who's Who” of the best of Charleston food. From Mike Lata's Carolina Gold Rice Pudding and Katie Gulla's Red Velvet Bread Pudding to Mitchell Crosby's Charleston Trifle, these recipes will certainly satisfy any sweet tooth and provide many delicious desserts!

About the Book's Creators

Janice Shay

Janice Shay is a book packager producing illustrated books, children's books, and cookbooks. Charleston Classic Desserts, along with Savannah Classic Desserts, published simultaneously, is her first effort as an author.

A graphic designer of magazines and books for more than thirty years, Shay has won scores of national awards for her designs, and books she has produced have received the Jane Addams Peace Prize for Children's Literature, the Comstock Award, and the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold award.

Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn is a professional photographer in Atlanta, Georgia. She studied at the Alvin Aioley Dance Theatre in New York before becoming a freelance photographer.

In addition to advertising and corporate photography, her work has been published in more than a dozen books, and in more than one hundred articles for numerous regional and shelter magazines, including Atlanta Magazine, Coastal Living, Veranda, Traditional Homes, and Elle Décor.


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