Charleston, media darling that she is, is constantly in the food news spotlight. But while folks like Guy Fieri tout the greasy goodness of Tattooed Moose and Anthony Bourdain talks up our seafood and, of all things, our Waffle Houses, the city’s sweets often get overlooked.
That’ll change Sun. Nov. 15 when “Unique Sweets: Low Country Love” airs on the Cooking Channel. The show, which travels the U.S. featuring three bakeries in each city, stopped by Charleston this year and filmed Sweet Lulu’s Bakery on Wheels, Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit, and Brown’s Court Bakery.
Carrie Morey, owner of Callie’s, tells says the gist of the show is celebrity chefs review each bakery’s goods. “It’s a little nerve-racking because we don’t know what they thought,” says Morey who won’t find out how her strawberry mint hand pies fared until she watches the show herself next weekend.
For Karen Moran, owner of Sweet Lulu’s, the thrill of being included in the episode is excitement enough. Last week she posted on her Facebook business page,
“Just like little kids have that pipe dream of one day being a ballerina or an astronaut, I had this little kid dream of being featured on that show with my silly little desserts in jar. Someday when I’m ready and I know I’ve done a good job, I’m gonna reach out to them and I WILL be on that show!! That’s at least what I told myself. Well guess what — I didn’t have to reach out to them because somehow the wonderful folks at the Cooking Channel found little ole me!!!”
The show’s participants weren’t allowed to share who the episode’s celebrity chefs were, but Morey tells us “one in particular is one of my favorite chefs.”
To watch the episode, tune into the Cooking Channel on Sunday at 10 p.m.
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