Vietnamese Shrimp & Pork Summer Rolls

Summer rolls are one of the most popular Vietnamese dishes you can find in the United States (other than pho), and for good reason. In the hotter seasons especially, there’s something irresistible about their cool freshness.

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Chef Nikhil Abuvala of Roux 30A & Nanbu Noodle Bar

Growing up with an appreciation for food passed down from generations of cooks and chefs, I first met Chef Nikhil Abuvala when he was just twelve. Alongside his Indian grandmother who was visiting America, he helped prepare an authentic Indian dinner in his home for both of our families. We had received the invitation when…

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Seaside: Cool Off with these Summer Eats

Brutal summer temps are unavoidable in the South. But with Seaside’s breezy beach to stroll, a plethora of refreshing swimming pools, and amazing restaurants with sweet and savory delights, you will feel chill in no time. The languid heat of summer is not an ideal time for pot-stirring, or for toiling over a Bolognese sauce…

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Sweet Cherry Jam

Today’s recipe for Sweet Cherry Jam comes from my sister, Ginger, who has some serious skills in the kitchen and with canning! Ginger and her husband Tom live in Colorado, and have access to great produce, visiting their farmers market regularly. I can’t wait till until their upcoming visit to the Gulf Coast, as she…

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Beach Eats: Mexican Caviar

Contributor Caroline Coker This is one of my favorite appetizers that I make at home all the time. During one memorable chapter of my childhood, I spent the summer with my mom and younger brother, poolside at my aunt and uncle’s home in Texas, where mom made mounds of Mexican Caviar to snack on daily….

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A Reviw: La Co Mexican Grill & Bar

By: Hannah Neville La Co Mexican Grill & Bar located in Seacrest Beach is a favorite for both tourists and locals alike. Known for their house margaritas and guacamole, the menu features traditional Mexican food but with a local twist; chef’s specials and fresh seafood caught nearby. My fiancé, Chase, and I ordered some drinks…

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My Famous Chicken Enchilada Suizas

Enchiladas Suizas translates from Spanish to English as “Swiss Enchiladas” and is believed to be a nod to the Swiss immigrants to Mexico years ago who established dairy farms there. This recipe was introduced to me by my sister, Ginger, while I was on a vacation that I took to visit her in Colorado with…

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Consider The Oyster-Facts, Myths & Oysters Rockefeller Recipe

Recipe Contributor: Caroline Coker Writers: Susan Benton and Caroline Coker Apalachicola, the old city on the “Forgotten Coast” that produces fresh wild oysters — not farmed — is not that far off, which makes our region the premiere destination for all things having to do with bivalves. Unfortunately, after the over harvesting from Hurricane Katrina,…

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What Makes Gumbo, Gumbo? + Seafood Gumbo Recipe

New Orleans, aka the Crescent City is a fascinating place known for diversity, culture, and its rich heritage. Put it all in a bowl to eat and enjoy, and you would have what is known as gumbo. Gumbo originated in Louisiana in the 18th century, but there is no evidence to pinpoint the exact origin…

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Cumin Crusted Shrimp With Black Bean Mango Salsa

The Emerald Coast has many treasures and one of those was Kitchenique owned and operated by local South Walton resident, Vicki McCain. Celebrating more than 25 years in business, Kitchenique was the regions premier cooking school and gourmet retail specialty pantry, located at City Market, Destin.

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