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Reel Food: Behind the Scenes at the Beard House with Charleston’s Nate Whiting

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October 29, 2014

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An equal-opportunity dining city, Charleston has everything from authentic Lowcountry fare to avant-garde tasting menus. Nate Whiting’s acclaimed cooking encompasses it all, offering creative, Southern-rooted dishes that “take diners on a delicious romp through modern cuisine,” as per the Charleston City Paper. At his recent Beard House dinner, Whiting did just that, serving an innovative tribute to Lowcountry flavors while incorporating whimsical and modern techniques. He riffed on fried chicken with buttermilk powder–dusted squab, and put his own spin on chicken and waffles with a poussin liver parfait served in miniature pizzelles. Watch the video above to go behind the scenes at his dinner, discover how he first became enamored with the culinary world, and learn about how his cooking philosophy has evolved along the way. 

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