Savannah Food: A Delicious History Now Available on Amazon and Arcadia Publishing

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Co-authors, brothers, and Savannah Taste Experience owners celebrate their 5-year business anniversary and a book deal with Arcadia Publishing

Savannah Food: A Delicious History Book Signing

Book signing at historic E. Shaver Booksellers

Follow authors and award-winning Savannah Taste Experience Food Tour operators Stu and Donald Card on their journey to find the roots of Savannah’s famed dishes and the current restaurant renaissance.”

Sometimes, the stars align just right and now is such an occasion for brothers Stu and Donald Card. The Cards took a big risk five years ago, leaving big jobs in big cities to start one food tour route in Savannah. Today, Savannah Taste Experience has grown into a bustling business, with two 5-star reviewed routes running seven days a week and up to eight tour times on weekend days. The icing on their anniversary cake was the release of their first book: Savannah Food: A Delicious History via Arcadia Publishing, the largest publisher of local history books and regional content guides in America.

Like their food tours, their book takes people on a journey through Savannah’s history through the lens of its culinary scene, highlighting the city’s love of seafood, bread, soul food, barbeque, and local honeys and produce. They end the book with the chapter, “In the Midst of a Food Renaissance” as a nod to the explosive growth of Savannah’s food scene since 2008. Back then, only two fine dining establishments existed and the international cuisine options were fairly limited—but as this book highlights, that’s no longer the case as Savannah continues to attract world-class chefs and restaurateurs.

“It’s still hard to believe that it’s been five years since we started our little company, and we couldn’t ask for a better gift than having our book release coincide with our five year anniversary,” Stu shares. Donald adds, “We want to thank all of our guests, tour guides, partners, Arcadia, our families, and the many, many others who have helped us reach this milestone. We feel so lucky that this is our job!”

About the book from the Arcadia Publishing website:
“Savannah’s remarkable cuisine is a reflection of its unique history. Delicate local ingredients are balanced carefully using time-honored techniques to produce unforgettable dishes. Initially a colonial experiment of sorts, Savannah became not only the first capital of Georgia but also the capital of all Lowcountry cuisine. From the insolvent freed from debtors’ prisons to help seek new cash crops for England to the religious refugees from Austria-Germany and the Scottish Highlanders, Savannah’s eclectic European influences mix neatly with traditional Gullah techniques, surprising local ingredients and world-class seafood. Follow authors and award-winning Savannah Taste Experience Food Tour operators Stu and Donald Card on their journey to find the roots of Savannah’s famed dishes and the current restaurant renaissance.”

About Savannah Taste Experience
Brothers Stu and Donald Card both left successful careers to open Savannah Taste Experience, and they felt there was no better place to enjoy food, friends and family than Savannah, Georgia. They designed their First Squares Food Tour and Famous & Secret East Side Food Tour to show off Savannah’s best features—excellent food, beautiful architecture, storied history, and year-round warm climate. Each tour was designed to allow travelers to experience more restaurants in three hours than they could on their own in an entire weekend. Both food tours show off not only some of Savannah’s Southern cuisine but also an international mix of influences that help make Savannah a worthy culinary destination.

For more information, visit their website at and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram for discounts and updates. Guests are also encouraged to use #SavannahTaste to share their experience on any of these social sites.

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