Norman Van Aken is one of the most celebrated chefs in Miami, but before he found his calling in the kitchen, he sold flowers in Hawaii, traveled the country as a carnival worker, and painted houses. His new book, No Experience Necessary, tells the type of tale that foodies gobble up. His memoir is ... More >>
Lee Brian Schrager is vice president of corporate communications & national events at Southern Wine & Spirits of America Inc. That's a long title, so it's best to just remember him for what made him famous -- creator of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. The event started as a one-day "Florida E ... More >>
A sign that says, "Welcome! Please no meat or cigarettes. Enjoy and respect." welcomes you to Paradise Farms. The sign should simply read, "Paradise." This piece of heaven on earth in Homestead started out as an abandoned five-acre avocado grove. With a lot of love and work, Gabriele Marewski turne ... More >>
Panther Coffee is a finalist for the 2013 Good Food Awards. They are the only finalists from Florida. The Good Food Awards celebrate responsible food production and superior flavor. The awards, held annually, honor those who produce delicious eats, all while respecting the environment and developin ... More >>
At this point in his career, there's not much left for Anthony Bourdain to do. He's hosted television shows, acted as guest judge on others, written bestselling memoirs and novels, and has perfected the art of Tweeting. It seemed the only things left on the Bourdain bucket list would be to own a per ... More >>
Former Miami New Times writer Josh Schonwald isn't a psychic or a pundit, but if he had to predict the future of food (and give us a hot tip for investing all our savings), he would do it in one word: purslane.Purslane, once the bane of farmers who considered it a weed, is now finding favor as a foo ... More >>
"This is what the food movement used to be all about -- honesty and integrity -- not hype." That's Alice Waters talking about Edward Behr's The Art of Eating, a quarterly food publication since 1986 and now a new cookbook subtitled "Essential Recipes From The First 25 Years."Authenticity and simp ... More >>
There are overpriced dishes, and then there are really overpriced dishes. And the tough part wasn't finding ten such sucker deals, but whittling down the list to only ten. Once you peruse a hundred or so Miami restaurant menus, it becomes clear that there are bad deals to be had across the spectr ... More >>
Trina SargalskiView photos from Michael Schwartz's book signing at Books & Books here.Michael Schwartz made his first Miami appearance to promote his new cookbook, Michael's Genuine Food, on Saturday. Schwartz conversed with Sun-Sentinel food writer John Tanasychuk before a packed house at Bo ... More >>
Lee KleinSpencer Marshall, beekeeperThese famed San Francisco Bay Area restaurateurs get theirs from Marshall's Farm Natural Honey. And so do lucky souls such as my wife and I, who took a short drive south from Napa to tour the property. It was a rainy weekday afternoon, so we were the only visit ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanThe Van Aken legacy continues...Here's Part Three of our interview with the Van Akens. You can read the first part of the interview here and get Norman's recipe for sea bass ceviche here.New Times: Was the farm-to-table concept totally absent from your consciousness, Chef Norm ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanThe threesome behind 180.When we hit up chef Norman Van Aken for an interview a few months ago, he mentioned he'd soon open a new restaurant in Miami, but he neglected to say his son, Justin, would fan the flames at his side. But there Justin was at the pre ... More >>
Are you the type of person who thinks this stack lacks cheesecake?International House of Pancakes has jumped into the disgusting food combo sweepstakes with a new Pancake Stacker consisting of a crustless cheesecake between two buttermilk pancakes -- topped with strawberry, blueberry, or cinnamon ... More >>
Jacob KatelLee Brian Schrager working at his desk at the world headquarters of Southern Wine & Spirits of America. Lee Brian Schrager is the South Beach Wine and Food Festival's driving force. Almost ten years into its existence he's got a book written (manuscript seen above), has expanded it ... More >>
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