Crystal Cullison

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    Top 15 Restaurants Reviewed in 2013

    'Twas the year of chicharrón tacos and bacon-wrapped quail eggs, a time of fried alligator and pan-seared frogs' legs... Alright, enough poetry: Last year was a good year for eating, so now it's time to give thanks. 2013, thank you for the barbecued beef tongue at Gabose; the ridiculously deliciou ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 10, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    Box Park: Matt Hinckley Is a Rising Star Chef

    You won't taste the gator. It's cooked in a thick, fiery gumbo with okra, shrimp, and boar, so you're fooled by its familiar aroma, which is blended with sassafras and smoke. The greenish liquid, fortified with spices and herbs, veils the exotic flavors of reptile and wild boar. Sure, you can ignor ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Ten Best Desserts of 2010

    Lee KleinHedy's dynamo doughnuts at Michael's Genuine​These are the desserts I enjoyed most during the past year. Looking over my list, I can't help but note that three contain bananas, and only one is chocolate-based. I love chocolate desserts, but so often the only restaurant menu choice is the ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 6, 2010
  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Interview with Pastry Chef Crystal Cullison of Altamare, Part Two

    Paula Niño​This is Part Two of our interview with Altamare pastry chef Crystal Cullison. You can read part one here.What's your favorite dessert to make? My favorite thing to make is my favorite thing to eat is ice cream, it is, ice cream and sorbet and really all frozen desserts. I guess it's be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    Interview With Pastry Chef Crystal Cullison of Altamare, Part One

    Paula Niño​If you haven't heard of pastry chef Crystal Cullison, you might begin hearing more about her now. Her milk chocolate and salted caramel semifreddo and other desserts on the menu of the recently opened AltaMare are already gaining fans.Cullison, a 27-year-old Orlando native, got her sta ... More >>