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Low Country Bella

Low Country Bella (Mandi Casey) is Italian by birth and Southern by choice. Moving to eastern North Carolina as a young girl, she was exposed to a whole new type of cuisine like BBQ and hush puppies. As an adult, she embraces both cultures so you never know what she may be cooking up in her kitchen! Currently she lives in both Pawleys Island, South Carolina and Fort Mill, South Carolina.

Her family continues to grow, and that makes her happy because there are more people to feed and love. What’s better than that?

In addition to creating, cooking and sharing great recipes, she loves to research the history of food origins. Understanding the flavors and ingredients helps her creativity, but more-so, appreciate the meal with even more passion.

Mandi loves to be a guest of events, signing books and donating a portion of her net proceeds to local charities. Her second cookbook is scheduled to released early next year.

Please follow her on her website or on social media: @lowcountrybella on both Instagram and Facebook.

Mangia Y’all!

Traditional Chicken Piccata

The brief story and delicious recipe behind chicken piccata, a classic Italian American dish.

June 13, 2024

A Trip to Angelina’s Italian Markets in North Carolina

This shop in a suburb of booming Charlotte has all the imported and domestic Italian specialties a home cook needs, plus delicious prepared foods.

June 6, 2024

Lee’s Farmers Market, an Italian Gem in Murrells Inlet, SC

Our contributor from South Carolina details the delicacies of an Italian market tucked off of the highway in South Carolina's Murrells Inlet.

March 28, 2024

How to Make Pizza Rustica

Our Low Country Bella shares the history of and a recipe for Easter Pie or Pizza Rustica, a decadent post-Lent dish often served at Easter.

March 25, 2024

Why You Should Use Turkey to Make Meatballs

Our Low Country Bella shares her recipe for Turkey Meatballs and why she will never go back to the traditional blend of meats.

March 13, 2024

Mano Bella, a North Carolina Italian Market of Love and Food

Here's the (love) story behind Mano Bella Artisan Foods and its new flagship cafe and market in Charlotte, NC.

March 7, 2024

Spicy Shrimp Pasta from the Low Country

Our contributor from the coast of Carolina shares her regionally-inspired pasta that fuses the cuisine of Italy and the Low Country.

January 18, 2024