Coming next week: Food section to deliver more content, new look

  • Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Ever been baffled by a word you've seen on a menu? Want to know what's in season locally and have a new recipe to try with it? Curious about new restaurants opening and the food they're serving?

Find those answers and much more here next Wednesday. The Post and Courier will roll out its redesigned Wednesday Food section Jan. 29 in print and online at

Dig in to deeper and richer content and a bolder take on the local food scene every week in this expanded section.

Online, you'll find more photo galleries, a list of food happenings, videos and a couple of new features. We've also put all of our restaurant reviews in one place, making it easier to find what you're looking for.

Want to know about new a restaurant or suggest a place for our critics to review? You'll now have the opportunity to send us any questions or suggestions you might have.

One of our favorite new online features is something we already told you a little bit about: #FirstBiteCHS, our new Instagram project. We have a feed of your food photos streaming live as you post them. Include the tag #FirstBiteCHS and you'll see your photos hit our site.

Online and in print, new features include "Fresh take," highlighting vegetables, fruits, seafood and other foods in season with local chefs' recipes. Explore Lowcountry dishes and customs to "Dine like a Charlestonian."

Study local restaurant dishes deconstructured in "Sum of its parts" to understand the ingredients on the plate and how they come together. "Diner's dictionary" defines unfamiliar or unusual words we're seeing on menus around town.

You can get a good look at the latest restaurants to arrive on the local food scene in "Now open" and keep up with creative cocktails and other interesting beverages around town in "Liquid assets."

Read a local person's fascinating "Daily digest" that reveals exactly what they ate and when for an entire day.

Use "Farmer's market" as a guide to finding produce, meat and dairy items for sale at farms across the Lowcountry. See who's selling fresh seafood and fish and connect with the growing number of local food and drink makers and their products.

As always, stories by Post and Courier food writer and critic Hanna Raskin keep readers dialed into the Lowcountry's burgeoning food culture and the people making it happen. Nathalie Dupree shares her expertise about the art of home cooking and a sense of place in her newly named column, "Southern accents."

An expanded cadre of local chefs and cooking instructors will lead you step-by-step in making delicious dishes in our weekly video recipe.

In short, we can't wait to pull the wraps off the new Food section next week. Join us here and let us know what you think.

Teresa Taylor, Life editor, or 937-4886

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