Seamus Mullen to Lead L’Atelier de Le Creuset Demo

Seamus Mullen, an award-winning New York City chef who changed his approach to cooking after receiving a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis, is the next chef on L’Atelier de Le Creuset’s event schedule.

Mullen will conduct a cooking demo on May 28 at 6 p.m. The $50 registration fee includes a copy of his 2012 book, Hero Food: How Cooking With Delicious Things Can Make Us Feel Better.

To purchase tickets, visit

Southern Season Launches Weekly Shopping Trolley

Southern Season is off the path typically beaten by tourists, so the gourmet retailer is launching weekly trolley service to the store.

Starting today, Southern Season is offering a $45 Wednesday package which includes transportation to and from the Charleston or Mt. Pleasant Visitors Center; a demonstration of “regionally-based recipes”; lunch and shopping time.

The trolley leaves Charleston at 9:30 a.m., and returns at 12:30 p.m. It swings by the Mt. Pleasant Visitors Center at 9:45 p.m.

For tickets, visit, or call 416-1240 for more information.

Ted’s Offers Sausage-Making Class

For eaters willing to buck the old cliché about never wanting to know how sausage is made, Ted’s Butcherblock this month is offering an interactive demo.

On Oct. 23, staffers of the downtown meat shop will show 12 diners how to prepare sausage and pâte. A $75 ticket to the 7:30 p.m. event includes beer, wine and a sausage dinner. To reserve, call 577-0094.

Edward Lee Brings Smoke and Pickles to Charleston This Week

edlee2It’ll cost $60 to watch Edward Lee demonstrate recipes at Le Creuset headquarters this Thursday, but the Kentucky chef’s planning to sign books for free.

Lee, while probably still best known beyond epicurean circles as a former Top Chef contender, is the author of Smoke & Pickles: Recipes and Stories from a New Southern Kitchen. He’ll cook from the book, which blends Korean folk traditions with classical technique, at a 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Guest Chef Series event at Le Creuset Atelier at Ripley Point; the admission price includes a copy of Smoke & Pickles. Online reservations are required.

On Friday, Lee will stop by the Le Creuset store at 241 King St. for a 5 p.m.-6 p.m. book signing. No reservations required.