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South Carolina Chicken Bog: The Chicken Bog King of the Pee Dee

Film by Stan Woodward
Produced by Stan Woodward
Cinematographer: Stan Woodward
Sound: Stan Woodward
Editing: Stan Woodward
Copyright: 2014 The Woodward Studio
30 minutes, Color
Original format: DVCam: Sony, 2014
Distributor: Woodward Studio
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Specifically, chicken bog is most popular in Horry County, the home of Myrtle Beach and Conway and west to Florence. Itís closely related to chicken pilau (or pilaf or perlo), except that itís Ö well, boggier. Itís moister than chicken perlo, which is more common in Georgetown County, just to the south of Horry County.

The name ďbogĒ probably comes from the wetness of the dish, although some speculate that it may come from the bogginess of the area where it is popular.

South Carolinians, especially in the Lowcountry, have long had a love affair with rice. Throughout the 1700s until the Civil War, South Carolina was the largest rice producer in the nation, but it wasnít grown commercially through the 1900s. In recent years, Carolina Plantation Rice in Darlington and Anson Mills, based in Columbia, have begun growing rice again.


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