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Hanna Raskin, The Post and Courier (Charleston, SC)
Hanna Raskin, food editor of The Post & Courier in Charleston, SC, is one of the most respected food writers in the country. She’s written for many publications, from Garden & Gun to Cooking Light, won many awards, including from the James Beard Foundation, but it’s her restaurant reviews that seem to get the most buzz, from her time at the Seattle Weekly and the Dallas Observer to her current tenure in Charleston. Here in this city, her work has been at times highly controversial, and has spurred backlash, but that’s a testament to how many people take her publication and her opinion under serious consideration. While I don’t always agree with her, nor she with me, I do not in any way condone the attacks on her person. Writing -- and food -- is a conversation, and Hanna is smack dab in the thick of it.
Tasting Notes with Maneet Chauhan, Live from the Charleston Wine + Food Kitchen (Charleston, SC)
Today is a special episode, recorded live in partnership with Charleston Wine + Food Festival’s Tasting Notes series, and I was thrilled to invite Maneet Chauhan back to the mic to be my guest for this special day in the festival’s demo kitchen. Maneet is known for her work on Food Network’s “Chopped” where she sits on the permanent panel of judges, and she’s also a James Beard Award for Excellence recipient. She currently helms Nashville restaurants Chauhan Ale & Masala House, Tansuo, The Mockingbird and Chaatable, and before Maneet sat down with us, she cooked some delicious Malabar Coconut Crab Cakes, a recipe you can find on her episode page at thesouthernfork.com. The bright and bubbly chef star flew in from Nashville just to spend the day with us, and this episode was co-produced by Lindsay Collins of LMC Soundsystems and EffinB Radio, so I hope you enjoy our chat as much as we enjoyed being with Maneet in the Charleston Wine + Food kitchen!
Patty Floersheimer & Trudi Wagner, Goat. Sheep. Cow. (Charleston, SC)
When I decided to forgo studying for my doctorate, by no means did that suggest I was done learning. On the contrary, I wanted to learn through research and experience, and telling stories in the culinary world gives me that in spades. I love giving myself an assignment, and lately, it’s been to learn more about cheese. Patty Floersheimer and Trudi Wagner of Goat. Sheep. Cow in Charleston, SC have been some of my best guides, and as we approach prime party season, I thought you might like to learn a little too. Their shops (and restaurant) are comforting, elegant, and a treasure trove to explore, and when it comes to cheese, they push my Southern, grocery store cheddar boundaries in the kindest of ways. If you’re looking for a little flirty frommage talk or some downright sexy Stilton, then listen on.