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August 06, 2020 10:16 AM

For young athletes who are serious about their sport, granola bars and orange slices just won’t do. Bradenton is home to IMG Academy, a boarding school...


July 23, 2020 06:12 PM

In 2010, Stephen DiMare was a recent graduate of the University of Florida. It was the tail end of the Great Recession, and the job market looked bleak....


July 02, 2020 12:00 PM

If you’re prepping for a Fourth of July cookout or seeking to recreate stadium-quality hot dogs at home, Mel Lohn can help. Alongside his wife, Virginia...


June 17, 2020 10:00 AM

Miami has Little Haiti and Little Havana. Orlando has Little Vietnam. And in northern Pinellas County, you’ll find an ethnic enclave like no other:...


May 14, 2020 10:24 AM

Cookbook author Joy Harris knows Florida. She is a sixth-generation Floridian who grew up in the Panhandle eating the country food of her ancestors.


April 23, 2020 04:07 AM

Toni Tipton-Martin is on a crusade. The food journalist and educator won a James Beard Award in 2016 for her book The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of...


April 21, 2020 04:50 PM

It’s short-but-sweet blueberry season in Florida. “It’s a gamble every year” says Stephen Gran, Hillsborough County Extension Director, as farmers bet...


February 20, 2020 02:57 PM

Between Mardi Gras and Easter is Carnival, a season of street parties, parades, vibrant costumes and feasts celebrated by Catholic countries all over...


February 13, 2020 10:00 AM

Here’s a philosophical question: If you order an over-the-top milkshake for a great cause, do the calories count? Not according to Julie Curry. Curry...


December 05, 2019 10:01 AM

Before Instant Pots, Amazon wish lists and catered holiday dinners, there were community hog killings. “They used every part except the squeal of a hog,...