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Grilled porgy—a small, L OW C O U N T RY C O O K I N G 33 bony, but nonetheless flavorful fish that’s not as popular in Northern fish markets—is a dish of great renown in Charleston, evoking “Catfish Row,” dramatized in the operetta Porgy and Bess. Shark is less available now than before, but it still appears on some menus. Another fish whose stock has dwindled considerably is sturgeon—according to 18th-century accounts, the mouths of Low Country rivers were once so full of sturgeon that one could walk across the river on the backs of this species, which often grew to 12 feet long.
The English and the French Huguenots brought their own tastes and recipes, but Low Country fare was also greatly influenced and seasoned by the black hands of Africa laboring in the open hearths and brick ovens of the plantations and town houses. These African slaves spiced up traditional recipes brought over from England and Scotland by tossing hot peppers into the pot to wake up their masters’ taste L OW C O U N T RY C O O K I N G 29 buds. They brought over such African foodstuffs as peanuts and okra, which became staples in Southern cuisine.
Between Broad Street and Murray Boulevard (which runs along the south waterfront), you’ll find such sightseeing highlights as St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, the Edmondston-Alston House, the Heyward-Washington House, Catfish Row, and the Nathaniel Russell House. Downtown Extending north from Broad Street to Marion Square at the intersection of Calhoun and Meeting streets, this area offers noteworthy points of interest, good shopping, and a gaggle of historic churches. Just a few of its highlights include the Old City Market, the Dock Street Theatre, Market Hall, the Old Powder Magazine, Congregation Beth Elohim, the French Huguenot Church, St.