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In The Print Edition | A new section for your taste buds

What’s cookin’?

That’s the question posed in the newest edition to the What’s Up docket. In the March 27 edition, we debut a new food and drink section titled carte blanche What’s On the Table. Every fourth Friday of the month, we’ll be looking into the world of Kitsap’s restaurants and coffee shops, martini bars, hot dog stands and more through interviews, columns and recipes from community specialists and our own Kitsap News Group writers.

This week, we debut the food and drink section with the most basic of food and drink connections, looking at the art of pairing food and wine with local wine steward Jeff Benson.

Benson is the purveyor of one of the last surviving wine shops on the Kitsap Peninsula — Poulsbo’s Olympic Wine Shop — and formerly worked in a similar capacity at the now-defunct Front Street eatery Benson’s Restaurant. We pair his knowledge of the wine world with our own nutrition-freak foodie Tara Lemm’s knowledge of healthy foods in Nature’s Kitchen.

This Fourth Friday Food & Drink section is one of a host of theme-specific community speciality sections which will take over our column space.

On the first Friday of the month we’ll look into books and movies and all things What’s Up At Home. Second Fridays will be dedicated to outdoors and adventure both in and Beyond Kitsap. Third Fridays will be all about the home and garden with our longtime contributor, Master Gardener Peg Tillery and others, while the periodic fifth Fridays will be dedicated to random Kitsapness.

Interested community experts in any of those areas, send word to whatsup@northkitsapherald.com.

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