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Ten Foods that define Florida

February 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

10 Foods that Define Florida

What foods 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 here or does Florida have its own BBQ heritage? All these questions and more form the basis of a lively discussion on Florida Foodways.

Gary R. Mormino is an American historian, author, frequent contributor to the Tampa Bay Times, the Frank E. Duckwall Professor of History Emeritus and past director of the Florida Studies Program at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.

This event is funded by the Florida Humanities Florida Talks program, in partnership with the Friends of the LaBelle Heritage Museum.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

February 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm -
February 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm


Presenter Information:
Gary Mormino, Historian
Event Fee:

Event Contact:

Joe Thomas

Event Venue:

LaBelle High School Auditorium
4050 East Cowboy Way
LaBelle, FL 33935 United States
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