Soon after arriving in Charleston in 1983, Teresa Taylor realized how extraordinary the food of the Lowcountry is and began a quest to enjoy it as many times and ways as possible. Fortunately, she became the newspaper's Food editor in 2003. She writes stories for Wednesday's Food section and a recipe exchange column for home cooks called "Now We're Cooking," which appears in Sunday editions. Taylor, in nearly 30 years with The Post and Courier, has been a copy editor, weekend editor, news editor of the Evening Post, and was executive business editor for more than a decade. She previously worked for Gannett's Westchester-Rockland newspaper group in White Plains, N.Y., and the Athens (Ga.) Banner-Herald.
Professional chefs draw on their favorite family recipes, just like everybody else.