Interested in shrimp and grits recipes? How about 50 of them?

Want to see how to crack into a coconut? When and where are the local farmers markets?

This information and more is coming your way next Wednesday. That's when The Post and Courier officially unwraps its new-and-improved Food page online. Visit to see for yourself.

As usual, all the stories, calendars and other information that appear in the print edition also will be on the Web site. But the online edition will offer additional ways for people to plug into recipes, cooking and food news:

A Lowcountry Recipe Box: These are special collections, such as "shrimp and grits," of quickly accessible recipes from our archives. We'll continue to add to the "box" over time with recipes that are relevant to Lowcountry or Southern cuisine, including many from local chefs. Many of these recipes can't be found anywhere else.

In the Kitchen videos with Nathalie Dupree: Charleston resident and the doyenne of "New Southern" cooking, Dupree shows the home cook "how to" in an ongoing video series. And cracking coconuts is just the beginning.

Video library: Check out our growing number of videos related to food and foodies in the Lowcountry.

Farmers markets, u-pick farms: Seek out local produce with detailed information on farmers markets and u-pick farms in the Charleston area.

What's in season: End the guessing and find out which vegetables and fruits are in season across South Carolina in which months.

Food glossary: Stumped by a unfamiliar food word? A glossary of hundreds of food terms will keep you in the know.

Also in there, our Restaurant Guide, reviews and local dining information.