Lunch with the Author Series – Patricia Moore-Pastides: At Home in the Heart of the Horseshoe

Lunch with the Author Series – Patricia Moore-Pastides will discuss her book,  “At Home in the Heart of the Horseshoe.” Patricia Moore-Pastides is the First Lady of the University of South Carolina and an accomplished cook, writer and public health professional. Patricia earned her master’s degree in public health from Yale University School of Medicine. Her first book Greek Revival: Cooking for Life is currently in its fifth printing. Moor-Pastides’ second book is Greek Revival from the Garden: Growing and Cooking for Life. Both are multiple award winners. USC was founded in 1801 on a modest parcel of land now called the Horseshoe, which remains the heart of campus life. “At Home in the Heart of the Horseshoe” pays tribute to the handsome regency-style structure, the President’s House since 1952, at the midpoint of the historic Horseshoe. Through the stories and images in this beautiful book, Patricia Moore-Pastides provides a window into life at the USC President’s House. Readers will discover the ways in which the house has become a central location for enriching and celebrating the university community. From small formal dinners to garden receptions for several hundred, the President’s House is alive with celebration. At Home in the Heart of the Horseshoe is the first book to feature the workings of the President’s House and gardens. A pictorial tour calls attention to the provenance of special antiques and works of art. Presidential events are described and illustrated in charming photographs, and delectable recipes and novel flower-arrangement ideas are shared. Perhaps most compelling are the stories from family members who have lived in the President’s House. For more information visit or call (843) 521-4100.