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Ten Foods that Define Florida

Event Date:

January 31 @ 7:00 pm

Venue:

Historic Chidsey Library
701 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236

Organizer:

Ruthmary Williams
941-361-2453
927rwilliams@gmail.com

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. Free to members of the Friends of the Sarasota County History Center; $5 for non-members.

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