For more than a decade, as the rest of Miami's "Mango Gang" of chefs (Douglas Rodriguez, Mark Militello, and Allen Susser) parlayed their Hispanic-influenced New World cuisine into restaurant empires and product marketing, Norman Van Aken resisted such expansion. While he did write several cookbooks in those years, Norman's in Coral Gables remained the only venue where diners could sample Van Aken's creations prepared under the... More >>>