Patricia Moore-Pastides

PATRICIA MOORE-PASTIDES is the First Lady of the University of South Carolina and an accomplished cook, writer, and public health professional. She earned her master’s degree in Public Health from Yale University School of Medicine.

Moore-Pastides pursues her passion for health through teaching, cultivating organically grown produce for events and the Healthy Carolina Farmers Market, conducting cooking demonstrations, cooking classes and lectures, and collaborating with campus partners to promote meditation. She is a member of the university’s Board of Visitors and is an adjunct faculty member in the university’s College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management, where she teaches the course Healthy Mediterranean Cooking. Moore-Pastides has also served as a director and planner for several health care organizations.

Her most recent work, AT HOME IN THE HEART OF THE HORSESHOE is a fascinating look at the President’s House, a historic landmark in the center of the university’s original campus. Her previous books are GREEK REVIVAL: COOKING FOR LIFE (USC Press, 2010) and GREEK REVIVAL FROM THE GARDEN: GROWING AND COOKING FOR LIFE (USC Press, 2013).

Learn more about her here.