Heirloom recipes: Charleston resident comes to Aiken to share cooking traditions
Biscuits are fluffy delectables that take a trained set of hands to create.
They are a treat that Charleston-resident Callie White learned to perfect.
While she kneaded away, her young daughter Carrie Morey would sit beside her and watch.
Morey now shares her mother’s signature side with her own family – and beyond.
One way is through her new cookbook “Callie’s Biscuits and Southern Traditions: Heirloom Recipes from Our Family Kitchen.”
The cookbook is now on sale at Aiken Office Supply.
“It’s fantastic and has great recipes,” said Margaret Holley of Aiken Office Supply.
Morey will be at the store for a book-signing on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.
The Southern-themed cookbook is filled with more than 100 recipes.
The first one is the one that began it all – Callie’s Classic Buttermilk Biscuits.
The book can also be purchased online from iBooks, Amazon, IndieBound, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million and Simon & Schuster.
Morey didn’t bake biscuits until her 30s.
Once she started, she never stopped.
She not only bakes them for her family and her business Callie’s Charleston Biscuits, but also for her customers nationwide.
“Growing up, I watched my mother and her mother make biscuits from our family recipe, but I’d never made them myself until I twisted my mother’s arm into starting the company (Callie’s Charleston Biscuits) with me,” Morey wrote in the cookbook’s introduction.
When White retired from the business, Morey was forced more into the cooking aspect.
“I had to become a baker, and so I did. And I found out – I loved it,” Morey wrote.
Callie’s Charleston Biscuits is located in North Charleston. However, its products can be purchased online or in-stores across the nation.
Morey has appeared on “The Martha Stewart Show,” the “Today” show and “Fox.”
It was through the television networks and from skimming the bestsellers’ list that Holley discovered Morey and the cookbook.
“She’s from South Carolina (yet) she’s nationally known,” Holley said.
Aiken Office Supply is located at 2560 Whiskey Road.
For more information on Morey, visit www.calliesbiscuits.com.
Stephanie Turner graduated from Valdosta State University in 2012. She then signed on with the Aiken Standard, where she is now the arts and entertainment reporter.