Hanna Raskin, an award-winning food writer and blogger, will join The Post and Courier’s features staff in August.
Raskin will become the paper’s primary writer in covering the burgeoning food culture and restaurant scene in Charleston and the Lowcountry. Raskin also will begin writing a blog at postandcourier.com.
Teresa Taylor, the paper’s food editor for the past 10 years, will concentrate on the job of features editor that she assumed in September. Taylor will continue to write Sunday’s recipe column, “Now We’re Cooking” in the Homes & Real Estate section and contribute to food coverage on occasion.
Raskin returns to the South from Seattle, where she was food critic and lead food blogger since 2011 for the Seattle Weekly. While there, she also wrote a news column and cover stories related to food, managed a team of 20 blog contributors and initiated partnerships with farmers markets and a culinary school to showcase local producers and aspiring chefs.
Previously, Raskin worked for the Dallas Observer and the Mountain Xpress in Asheville, N.C. She was founder and director of American Table Culinary Tours in Asheville and organized an Appalachicola tour for the Southern Foodways Alliance in 2005-06.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in politics from Oberlin College and a master’s degree in American history and museum studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program, State University of New York.
Raskin has been published in the Journal of Popular Culture, Garden & Gun Magazine, Living, Cooking Light, Heritage, Gravy, Epicurious, Repast and Cornbread Nation. She won an award in 2010 for Best Newspaper Food column from the national Association of Food Journalists. She was a finalist for UC Berkeley-11th Hour Farming Fellowship in 2013; a finalist for Best Food Writing from the Association Alternative Newsmedia in 2011; and a finalist for Outstanding Group Blog from the James Beard Foundation in 2011.
She is a journalism division judge for the James Beard Foundation Awards and is ethics committee chair for the Association of Food Journalists.