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Reflections from An Evening with Ina Garten

By Lori Rodgers – I wouldn’t be surprised if most Flavors & More readers know more about Ina Garten than I do. For now, that is. On a tip from an industry insider and friend (Chef Judi), I took advantage of the opportunity to see the Barefoot Contessa in Tampa recently. I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect and I was so busy in the weeks preceding the date that I neglected to invite a guest. So I...

MyRedBag – Dinner Solved. Shopping Easy.

By Jon Broderick – I grew up in an Italian family that believed the experience surrounding food should be much more than the final act of eating. Deciding what to cook, everyone contributing ingredients, and the cooking itself were social experiences that brought my family and friends closer, and made the meal itself that much more enjoyable. But since going out into the world myself, often my cooking aspirations are...

Five Secretly Amazing Beer Cities Around the World

Break away from the typical beer-tasting vacations and explore a world of new flavors When most people plan a “beer-cation,” certain cities and countries immediately come to mind: Munich, Germany; Brussels, Belgium and Dublin, Ireland, for example. Millions of Americans flock to these cities every year for their great beer and beer culture. And rightly so: Just outside Munich is the world’s oldest brewery, Weihenstephan....

Brunch is Back

By Marsha Fottler – When I ask chefs what is their favorite meal to prepare for themselves and family, they most often answer breakfast. Simple fresh ingredients, uncomplicated recipes, great color and it’s all comfort food. And who doesn’t appreciate a big leisurely breakfast with both sweet and savory selections. When I ask chefs about their least favorite culinary project, they invariably say brunch. A lot of...

Food and Kitchen Trends – What’s Hot and What’s No...

By Marsha Fottler – It’s a new year and tastes change. Nowhere is that more evident than in the world of food – supermarket shelves, cookbooks, restaurants, your dinner table and your kitchen. Everything, everybody and everywhere gets affected by the fickleness of taste buds, by rising food costs and by what celebrity chefs have discovered on their summer vacations. Foods and culinary practices trend up and trend down....

National Sandwich Month

By Anna Dantoni – It’s the last few weeks of official summer and we’re all still in the mood for picnics by the shore, brunch in the garden, lunch on the boat, a supper of sandwiches served on paper plates with fresh-made lemonade in plastic cups. That’s why August is National Sandwich Month, a time to celebrate meals that are bookended by fresh bread and stuffed with delicious produce of the season. Some European and...
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