Chef Carl Schaubhut on Carl’s Quarters-Kicking Cancer In The Gut

Apr 10, 2014 | View Article

Many locals and visitors alike may remember restaurant FIRE at Gulf Place (now Messina’s) and its original Executive Chef Carl Schaubhut. Carl and his restaurant family moved to South Walton to open FIRE after being displaced by Katrina in New Orleans. Later, Carl was called back to New Orleans to work under the tutelage of […]

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Fisherman Profile: Capt. Curt Gwin & the Only Way

Apr 6, 2014 | View Article

  One can’t think of the Gulf Coast without thinking about seafood, and the thousands of full time and seasonal workers that keep the seafood industry wheels turning in order to bring the freshest catch to our plates. With Gulf Coast seafood a tradition that stretches back farther than our own country, it is no […]

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John Besh Interview: Cooking from the Heart & Book Signing Sunday in Pensacola

John Besh Interview: Cooking from the Heart & Book Signing Sunday in Pensacola

Nov 13, 2013 | View Article

Today I enjoyed an open and inviting conversation with Chef John Besh about his third and newest cookbook, Cooking from the Heart: My Favorite Lessons Learned Along the Way (Andrews McMeel Publishing). Recently sent to me for a review, the book is an engaging read and an ode to his mentors, and his experiences as […]

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Blue Cheese-Sour Mashers & Slow Cooker and Cookbook Giveaway

Blue Cheese-Sour Mashers & Slow Cooker and Cookbook Giveaway

Oct 22, 2013 | View Article

In trying to find  ease in weeknight cooking, I can tell you that I have become attached to my slow cooker. Hamilton Beach sent 8 from our Virtual Potluck team the 6-quart programmable Set ‘n Forget cookers , and each of us also received a different copy of Beth Hensperger and Julie Kaufmann’s Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker for […]

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New Leaf Market Presents 6th Annual Twin Oaks Farm Tour October 20, 2013

New Leaf Market Presents 6th Annual Twin Oaks Farm Tour October 20, 2013

Oct 18, 2013 | View Article

You will not want to miss the New Leaf Market 6th Annual Farm Tour! Sunday October 20, 2013 from 10am to 4pm The Twin Oaks Farm shop will be open featuring all of their organic and local products. Bring a cooler as you will want some of the fresh and delicious eggs, chickens, preserves, chutneys, […]

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Baton Rouge’s Food Revolution: Savoring Louisiana’s Culinary Capitol City

Baton Rouge’s Food Revolution: Savoring Louisiana’s Culinary Capitol City

Sep 21, 2013 | View Article

Situated between Lafayette and New Orleans, Louisiana, Baton Rouge is well known for LSU athletics and politics, but until recently, not so much as a culinary destination. In 2005 Hurricane Katrina sent communities packing and many in The Big Easy and surrounding areas uprooted permanently changing the gastronomic map of Baton Rouge’s capitol city. Chefs, […]

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A Taste of Lafayette, Louisiana

A Taste of Lafayette, Louisiana

Sep 5, 2013 | View Article

A different world exists in the Cajun country of South Louisiana. Lafayette, a city of 120.000, and about a two-and-half-hour drive from New Orleans has caught up with the Big Easy on culinary allure, showcasing exotic foods with distinctive French flavors. Chefs and business entrepreneurs have returned home to their Acadian culture, embracing it and finding […]

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Farmer Profile: Southern Craft Creamery- Marianna, Florida

Farmer Profile: Southern Craft Creamery- Marianna, Florida

Jul 31, 2013 | View Article

  Handcrafted small batch ice cream from Southern Craft Creamery has made its way onto 30A and into the shops of Modica Market, For The Health Of It, CK Feed & Supply, and on the menu at George’s Alys Beach to name a few.The newest 30-A restaurant,  Havana Beach Bar & Grill at The Pearl […]

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Visiting Acadiana: A Tour & Taste of Lafayette, Louisiana

Visiting Acadiana: A Tour & Taste of Lafayette, Louisiana

Jun 6, 2013 | View Article

  I’m often invited to visit and tour many wonderful places, but the end of May was exceptionally exciting as I had the good fortune to meet the folks behind the scenes at Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission and to Taste Lafayette. It was also a time of celebration in the city, as Festival International de Louisiane […]

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Jolie’s Louisiana Bistro Chef Manny Augello & Bacon and Waffle Recipe #TasteLaf

Jolie’s Louisiana Bistro Chef Manny Augello & Bacon and Waffle Recipe #TasteLaf

Jun 5, 2013 | View Article

On my recent visit to taste and tour Lafayette, Louisiana, I had the pleasure of dining at Jolie’s, a beautiful restaurant with an ode to George Rodrigue, world-renowned Blue Dog artist. The name from one of his paintings titled “Jolie Blonde” (Pretty Blonde) was originally painted in 1974, and depicts the artist’s vision of the fictional Cajun woman. According to the […]

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Cajun Benedict- Who Say’s You Can’t Have Gumbo For Breakfast? #TasteLaf

Cajun Benedict- Who Say’s You Can’t Have Gumbo For Breakfast? #TasteLaf

Apr 29, 2013 | View Article

This past week I spent time in Lafayette, Louisiana tasting my way through what Southern Living readers awarded “The Tastiest Town in the South 2012″, and Livibilty named “Top 10 Foodie Cities in 2013.” On a breakfast tour I was introduced to The French Press, an upscale bistro in a historic building offering Louisiana classics…reinvented. […]

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Flatpicking Guitar Magazine Presents Improvisation Workshop for Guitar & Mandolin in Downtown Pensacola

Flatpicking Guitar Magazine Presents Improvisation Workshop for Guitar & Mandolin in Downtown Pensacola

Apr 11, 2013 | View Article

An Approach to Improvisation on Guitar and Mandolin Thursday, April 18, 2013 Tim May and Dan Miller (co-authors of the popular eight volume Flatpicking Essentials Guitar Course and the instructional DVD “An Approach to Improvisation”), will conduct a hands-on, all-level Guitar and Mandolin Improvisation Workshop to be held in Downtown Pensacola, Thursday April 18, 2013 from […]

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