Podcast with Restaurant Critic and Food Writer Hanna Raskin- The Food Section, and Not Reviewing Restaurants During the Pandemic

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About Hanna Raskin

This week my guest is Hanna Raskin. Hanna spent the past 8 years as food editor, and chief critic for The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C. During her time there, she was nominated for four James Beard Foundation awards, winning the organization’s first-ever prize for local impact journalism. She recently left the newspaper to begin publishing The Food Section, a twice-weekly Substack newsletter that will bring original, inclusive, and independent food journalism to underserved cities and states across the American South. The Food Section launched on September 15th. 

On This Week’s Podcast

On the show, we talk about her experiences as a restaurant reviewer, the state of dining during Covid in South Carolina, and her decision to abstain from reviewing restaurants during the pandemic. We discuss whether or not a chef or restaurateur’s behavior should be considered when reviewing a place. And, of course, you’ll learn all about her newsletter The Food Section. 

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Relevant Links and Where to Learn About Hanna Raskin

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Hanna Raskin

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The Food Section
Article -“Unpublished 1936 guide to Black life in Charleston reveals city’s first restaurant critic
Review- “Malagon serves marvelous food to those allowed into downtown Charleston restaurant



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