All About Grits: Millers All Day Hosts Grits Panel During Charleston Wine and Food Festival

CHARLESTON, SC- Think you know your favorite breakfast food? It's time to think again. During a lively discussion with grits expert and author Nathalie Dupree, farmer and miller Greg Johnsman, and Erin Byers Muray, author of Grits: A Cultural and Culinary Journey Through the South, attendees will gain a new appreciation for this iconic dish and its journey to the modern table.

From its humble origins, to the rise of shrimp and grits, to its place in contemporary Southern culture as a vehicle to preserve the past, grits are a force in today’s culinary playbook.

The celebration of the classic Southern dish will occur Thursday, March 7 from 4-5 pm. The event is open to the public and will feature a milling demonstration in addition to the panel. Light snacks and drinks will be served.

About the Panelists:
Erin Murray is the moderator of the panel. She is a Nashville-based food writer and magazine editor with several published cookbooks. Her latest book, Grits: A Cultural and Culinary Journey Through the South, looks at the evolution of grits in Southern cuisine and culture. Greg Johnsman, co-owner of Millers All Day and owner of Geechie Boy Mill & Grits, is a featured panelist. His mill is in the front window of the restaurant and continues to be a focal point for guests.With 14 cookbooks and more than 300 television shows and specials under her belt, featured panelist Nathalie Dupree is the crowned queen of Southern cuisine. She is known for her cookbooks that focus on classic Southern foods.

Millers All Day is a brunch-centric restaurant located at 120 King Street in Charleston, S.C. It offers Southern-style breakfast all day, every day as well as cocktails and happy hour menu. Call 843.501.7342 or email:

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