A Taste of Florida: Soul Food Superstar

From festivals to fashionable tables, collard greens get respect. It started as a joke. Boyzell Hosey and Samantha Harris were leading the youth department at Bethel Community Baptist Church in St. Petersburg. In need of a fundraiser, they began selling collard greens in the lobby. Hosey and his wife, Andrida, had recently bought an electric pressure cooker from HSN, shortening the hours-long process of cooking collards down to less than

A Taste of FLORIDA

A Rich Melange Chef Alain Lemaire gives a modern spin to Haitian Creole cuisine. By Dalia Colón Featured image above: Chef Alain Lemaire, Maybelline Photography. Alain Lemaire knows where your mind goes when you think of Haiti: earthquakes, political upheaval, crisis at the border. But the South Florida chef wants to showcase a different side of his homeland: beaches, music, waterfalls, food. Especially food. “There is such a big community

Southern comfort, Korean-style

Jennifer and Michele Kaminski missed their mother’s cooking, so they opened a ‘ghost restaurant’ to bring bibimbap — and a voice against anti-Asian prejudice — to Miami By Dalia Colón | Photos by Amanda Julca Featured image above: Jennifer, left, and Michele Kaminski, with the to-go boxes for their 2 Korean Girls “ghost kitchen.” The sisters grew up spending time in their mother’s Mishawaka, Indiana, restaurant. Years later, living in

Judi’s Journey

Through bitter times and sweet, this transplanted Floridian finds recipe for happiness in culinary traditions By Dalia Colón Featured image above: Chef Judi Gallagher educated herself on the food and growing seasons of Florida when she moved to Sarasota from New England two decades ago. Today, she is a regular presence demonstrating recipes and offering cooking tips on Tampa Bay’s NBC affiliate. Judi Gallagher was 6 when she got an

The taste of Greece

Keeping Tarpon Springs’ Greek culture vibrant …. one meal at a time At Andreas Salivaras’ popular restaurant, the flavors of family tradition are on the menu. By Dalia Colón D iving along the Gulf Coast of Northern Pinellas County, you’ll come upon a Florida fishing village like no other: the vibrant Greek enclave of Tarpon Springs. In the late 1800s, Greek immigrants helped establish the town’s sponge-diving industry, which still
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