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Chef Talk | Cooking 

Chef Talk: Jason Suzor of the Waterfront Restaurant

Owner and visionary of Waterfront Restaurant on sustainable cuisine…. Read more »


Pumpkin is not just another scary face

Pumpkin recipes and the history of “goober peas.”… Read more »


Lessons learned from cooking for pre-schoolers

Chef Larry Barrett relates lessons from his experience cooking for tykes…. Read more »


Remembering Marcella Hazan

Linda Brandt reflects on her interview with the Italian cooking legend…. Read more »


Marcella Hazan, famed cookbook author, dies at 89

The Associated Press obituary of legendary Italian cooking icon Marcella Hazan…. Read more »


Marcella Hazan changed the way American cook Italian food

This local resident was the “Julia Child of Italian cooking.”… Read more »


Beaten egg takes cakes to new heights

Egg whites add lift to a number of cake recipes…. Read more »


Muffin tin mini-meals

Plus, glutinous rice and a cookbook update…. Read more »


Taking your lumps

The smell of burning charcoal briquettes always takes me back to childhood and the military bases where at least one meal every weekend was cooked… Read more »

Chef Talk | Cooking 

Chef Talk: In the Kitchen with Javier Arana of Javier’s

Raised in Lima, Peru, chef Javier Arana has been introducing Sarasota to South American flavors for nearly three decades. He and his wife, Mary Allen… Read more »


The muffin man has a few tricks up his sleeves

A recent column included several tips for using muffin tins, which sent me searching for still more uses. And then I began to wonder: What… Read more »

Chef Talk | Cooking | Restaurant News 

Chef Talk: Jamil Piñeda of Michael's On East

Jamil Piñeda, the executive chef at Michael’s On East (1212 East Ave. S., Sarasota. 366-0007;, is known for his virtual culinary excursions (every month… Read more »


You know it's hot when...

When the weather gets so hot it dominates our conversation and makes us opt for cool salads over hot entrees, it should come as no… Read more »


Keep washing those berries

“Don’t wash fresh berries until you are ready to use or eat them” has been repeated so often that it seems to have become a… Read more »


Vanilla and coffee

Vanilla is one of my favorite flavors as it comes through in yellow and pound cakes, cookies, ice cream, custards and puddings and as it… Read more »

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