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Best of Columbia 2017

Photos by L.G. Patterson Drum roll please, the Best of Columbia food and drink winners are… Passionate Columbians have cast thousands of ballots… and now, those ballots have been tallied. Inside Columbia is pleased to present this year's…

To Heaven and Back

I can’t do beignets justice nor have I met anyone that could do them as well as Café du Monde in the French Quarter of New Orleans — though this recipe is close. The inside is so soft and pillowy with a crisp skin doused in powdered sugar.…

Homemade Ice Cream

Ice cream is amazing — even more amazing when it is hot and muggy outside. Try elevating your sweet treat game to the next level with salted caramel. This recipe is a great base to make just about any ice cream flavor you would like. The…

The 12 Transcendental Desserts Of Columbia

There is no shortage of good restaurants or good meals in Columbia. Add a sweet finale and that good meal transcends to something truly memorable. Desserts are interesting creations — often made from the simplest ingredients of sugar,…

Sweet Success

Sugar hasn’t cornered the market on sweetness. For this recipe, we are substituting honey for most of the sugar. Honey is sweeter than sugar, so you need less in the finished dish for a balanced amount of sweetness. Sugar loses most of its…

Apple Of My Eye

We’ve all heard the old adage “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” and that’s just one reason to enjoy this delicious fruit. In early European times, the apple was a symbol of eternal youth and fertility. Nutritionally, apples are one of…

Just Desserts

Isn’t it sweet to see some color? This tea party for two takes inspiration from the textures and soft shades of Columbia pastries as local broadcast anchors Megan Murphy and Meredith Hoenes show off the latest looks of the season. Indulge…

Inside BBQ Judging

I was lucky enough to land a spot competing with a good friend last month in the Roots ‘N Blues ‘N BBQ competition. Many fans of barbecue may think the competition sounds intriguing — until you’ve participated in the competition. If you…

Sweet On Cupcakes

The latest food fight to hit the country is a battle of petite pastries. Fans of demi desserts are enjoying the spoils of the “cupcake war” from coast to coast. Sprinkles, a bakery in Beverly Hills, claims to be the world’s first cupcakery,…

Sweet On Cupcakes

The latest food fight to hit the country is a battle of petite pastries. Fans of demi desserts are enjoying the spoils of the “cupcake war” from coast to coast. Sprinkles, a bakery in Beverly Hills, claims to be the world’s first cupcakery,…