Paula DaSilva is one tough cookie. Working in kitchens since age 10, chef de cuisine at 21, Hell's Kitchen finalist at 28 and executive chef of a critically acclaimed restaurant by 31, this lady doesn't just take the heat: she brings it.
As executive chef of 1500° at Eden Roc Renaissance in Miami ... More >>
A mere few years ago the Miami craft beer scene was represented by a handful of bars that served little more than Budweiser and Corona to a few thirsty souls.
But change happens and it happens quickly. Miami now has a healthy craft beer scene and a budding home brew movement. Misfits Home-Brewers c ... More >>
Say what you will about sausages. Make all the jokes you want. But these two aren't kidding. When it comes to combining flavors and different kinds of meats, Freddy and Danielle Kaufmann are experts.
What was formerly just a stand at a weekend farmers markets has turned into a storefront in Miami ... More >>
As we did during childhood, we run when the baby blue food truck with the bikinied pin-up girl comes rolling through our neighborhoods. Then we breathe hard. Instead of a cone, we adults crave a grilled bacon and blue or a classic grilled cheese-and-tomato soup combo.
To make Ms. Cheezious, Brian M ... More >>
The eating world is paying more attention to food's origin than ever. Yet the locavores' work is far from done.
There's been plenty of debate on whether locally grown and raised food is the answer to crises like hunger and obesity, but that's not what's important. What matters is that Muriel Olivar ... More >>
Margie Pikarsky coordinates Redland Organics, a local organization of South Florida growers, It supplies sustainable vegetables, herbs, honey, and eggs to Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Broward counties, and is among the best communiity supported agriculture programs around.
Few farmers in South Florida h ... More >>
David KehrRoots in the City founder Marvin Dunn and a shopper at the opening of the Roots in the City Farmers MarketIf today were a typical Wednesday, the Roots in the City Farmers Market in Overtown would be ready for business by noon. But today there will be a demonstration in place of the mark ... More >>
commons.wikimedia.org On this the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, Short Order asked four locals for tips on eating greener. And no, it doesn't involve remodeling your kitchen to make it eco-friendly, though that would be nice. Here's what they had to say.
Paula NiñoFairchild Tropical GardenIt's only Monday so you may not be thinking about the weekend yet, but we thought you could use some help planning ahead. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden will host a series of cooking demos, lectures and panels on local food at its Food & Garden Festival ... More >>
About 80 people gathered at Bee Heaven Farm bright and early Saturday morning for a bike tour of four Redland farms. The jaunt was organized by Slow Food Miami. Paula NiñoFirst on the tour was Fancy Koi farm, followed by Going Bananas, Teena's Pride, and Bee Heaven Farm. The 7.5-mile ride d ... More >>
Meghan "The Forager" Tanner is a South Florida organics dealer. She provides the freshest produce and ingredients, local, exotic and otherwise, to forward thinking, quality-minded chefs. She's an Allapattah-market mainstay, a Homestead hustler, a Redland raider, a South Dade trafficker pushing heav ... More >>