Blackberry Vinegar

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Appears in

Hoppin John’s Lowcountry Cooking

By John Martin Taylor

Published 1992

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As recently as 1988, food writers were saying that blackberries will not grow in sandy soil, yet South Carolina has at least six species that I know of, and I am no botanist. Some summers there is not much rain in the Lowcountry, and the wild varieties are small, hard, and bitter. But on Johns Island, just outside Charleston, farmers are growing cultivars that are large, sweet, and juicy even in drought. They are delicious in cobblers, simply splashed with cream, or infused into vinegar.