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Hoppin' John's Charleston, Beaufort & Savannah: Dining at Home in the Lowcountry

Hoppin' John's Charleston, Beaufort & Savannah

By John Martin Taylor

Published 1997

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The pigeonnier behind the Le Seigneur house once provided plenty of squab for the table. Young pigeons that have not yet grown feathers, the succulent squab have been raised on pure springwater and whole grains at Palmetto Pigeon in Sumter, South Carolina, since 1923.

The birds often appear in lowcountry pilaus, but this simple roasting best shows off their unique flavor. Nothing could be easier to prepare.