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Ten Foods that Define Florida

Event Date:

January 12 @ 4:00 pm

Venue:

Matheson Museum of History
513 E University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601

Organizer:

Peggy Macdonald
352-378-2280
director@mathesonmuseum.org

Program Description:

What are the most iconic foods that define the Sunshine State? Caldo gallego, gazpacho, or black bean soup? Key Lime or sweet potato pie? Was the Cuban sandwich invented in Tampa but perfected in Miami? How does one explain the rise of the grouper sandwich? What has happened to our once vaunted oyster industry? Did Georgia, the Carolinas, and Texas simply export its barbecue into Florida or does the Sunshine State have its own BBQ heritage? Gary Mormino teaches a class in food history at the University of South Florida and is writing a book on Florida foodways.

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