Bud & Alley’s serves “Fresh From Florida” on the menu in South Walton

Bud & Alley’s serves “Fresh From Florida” on the menu in South Walton

Mar 31, 2015 | View Article

There is a reason people from all of the world come to visit South Walton. It is not just for our sugar-white sand beaches, turquoise waters, welcoming eclectic neighborhoods, or amazing architecture, but also for the food. Fresh from Florida produce and Gulf Coast seafood are at the forefront, providing patrons with exceptional, flavor packed […]

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Blab TV-The Daily Brew: Certified Organic vs. Inorganic

Blab TV-The Daily Brew: Certified Organic vs. Inorganic

Feb 25, 2015 | View Article

Blab TV, located in Downtown Pensacola on Palafox Street, asked that I take part in their round table discussion on their new morning show, The Daily Brew, so of course I said yes! I’m sharing in a conversation about organic vs. inorganic growing practices, and wanted to also include my notes with readers and viewers […]

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Field to Fork: Twin Oaks FarmStand Opens In  Shops of Grayton

Field to Fork: Twin Oaks FarmStand Opens In Shops of Grayton

Feb 11, 2015 | View Article

“Broth is the new coffee”, says Renee Savary, owner of Twin Oaks Farm in Bonifay, Florida, and the new Twin Oaks FarmStand in the Shops of Grayton Beach. Though Swiss born Renee is a very successful “farmher” with incredible French style and showcases her handcrafted jams, jellies, fresh organic eggs, chickens, turkeys, brines, vinegars and […]

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Grilled Gulf Shrimp Tapenade Crostini

Grilled Gulf Shrimp Tapenade Crostini

Feb 5, 2015 | View Article

On the Alabama Gulf Coast, Chef Brody Olive is the Executive Chef of The Beach Club and also oversees Coast and Village Hideaway. Chef Olive is a good friend, proponent of sustainable seafood and is a graduate of the prestigious culinary program at Johnson and Wales University in Charleston, South Carolina. The recipe below was […]

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Sean Brock’s Perfect Cheeseburger

Sean Brock’s Perfect Cheeseburger

Oct 30, 2014 | View Article

Sean Brock of Husk Restaurant, a gourmet food destination in Charleston, creates amazing cuisine, and like me is a lover of Allan Benton and his Smoky Mountain Country hams and bacon, procured in Madisonville, Tennessee. When he opened Husk he says, ” I knew we had to have a cheeseburger on the menu!” I met Sean […]

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Gulf Coast Clam Chowder & Lodge Cast Iron Nation: Great American Cooking From Coast To Coast

Gulf Coast Clam Chowder & Lodge Cast Iron Nation: Great American Cooking From Coast To Coast

Oct 8, 2014 | View Article

Cornbread is King in the South (as long as you don’t put sugar in it) and so is Lodge Cast Iron, nestled alongside the Cumberland Plateau of the Appalachian Mountains in the town of South Pittsburg, Tennessee (population 3,300). It was here that Joseph Lodge and his wife settled and, in 1896 opened his first […]

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Pensacola Celebrity Chefs Take On NYC Today, Oct.1 , 2014

Pensacola Celebrity Chefs Take On NYC Today, Oct.1 , 2014

Oct 1, 2014 | View Article

 Five  Pensacola celebrity chefs headed back to the acclaimed James Beard House in NYC today,  Oct. 1 , 2014 for their fourth consecutive invitation to showcase the distinctive flavors of Florida’s Gulf Coast. Each of the past appearances has been a sell-out, so they are excited to be back with VIE People + Places in tow, […]

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The Hangout’s 7th Annual Oyster Cook-off Nov.7-9 Expands To 3 Day Festival

The Hangout’s 7th Annual Oyster Cook-off Nov.7-9 Expands To 3 Day Festival

Sep 26, 2014 | View Article

It is going to be a bigger and better affair for the Hangout Oyster Cook-off this year, a 3-day event to be exact! In the past the annual Oyster Cook-off at The Hangout has been a one-day affair where some of the nation’s most renowned chefs compete in a fun but spirited oyster-cooking contest. While […]

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Farmer Profile: GreenMans Garden Is Sowing The Seeds Of Life

Farmer Profile: GreenMans Garden Is Sowing The Seeds Of Life

Aug 16, 2014 | View Article

Interactions and the connectivity between life and death fascinate me, especially since my near fatal head on automobile accident that occurred on this very day in 1998. Interestingly enough, Mikael L’Andre had a similar experience when he fell 34 feet from an aerial lift shattering his body in 2011, and like me, found his priorities […]

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Quick & Easy BBQ Shrimp #ALBeachBlogger

Quick & Easy BBQ Shrimp #ALBeachBlogger

Jul 26, 2014 | View Article

On my return home last night from the Alabama Gulf Coast, a gift of fresh local caught shrimp from Billy’s Seafood was waiting in my fridge. It had been overnighted from my friends at the tourism department along with a few perks like an entire Hope’s Cheesecake, Box of Zatarain’s Seafood Boil, a Beach Bag full of […]

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Alabama Gulf Coast #Travel

Alabama Gulf Coast #Travel

Jul 24, 2014 | View Article

I love living on the Gulf Coast and if you follow my blog you know that already, but sometimes I like to go on a quick get away. Back in 2006 we began doing just that: to the Alabama Gulf Coast. Raising my now college kids on 30A in the Florida Panhandle was wonderful and […]

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30AEATS.com to judge the 5th Annual Mississippi Seafood Cook-Off May 30th

30AEATS.com to judge the 5th Annual Mississippi Seafood Cook-Off May 30th

May 21, 2014 | View Article

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources’ Seafood Marketing Program will hold the Fifth Annual Mississippi Seafood Cook-Off on Friday, May 30th. This state-wide cooking competition will take place from 4 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Slavonian Lodge in Biloxi. The cooking competition, emceed by chef, writer and restaurateur Robert St. John of Hattiesburg, will […]

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