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Good Reads From Around The Web

What we’re reading from around the web; Good Reads on some of the more interesting and notable happenings in Hospitality and a few other topics this week in South Florida and beyond. There’s a direct relationship between ...
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Good Reads From Around The Web

What we’re reading from around the web; Good Reads on some of the more interesting and notable happenings in Hospitality and a few other topics this week in South Florida and beyond. The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords Y...
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Good Reads On Food, Drink and Travel From Around The Web

What we’re reading this week around the web; Good Reads on some of the more interesting and notable happenings in Hospitality and a few other topics this week in South Florida and beyond. The study of coffee, UC Davis opens...
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Time Magazine Has Stirred the Proverbial Pot

It’s getting hot in the kitchen, and the pot has been stirred. Time [magazine] dissed female chefs in its recent Gods of Food article. This feature story has been the source of much controversy and backlash over most soci...
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Get Involved, Support Feeding South Florida for Hunger Action Month

Every day, nearly 1 million people in South Florida, including 296,600 children, don’t know from there it is they will get their next meal. To continue its efforts to end hunger in South Florida, Feeding South Florida™ is p...
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La Mar by Gaston Acurio to open at Mandarin Oriental Miami in December 2013

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has joined forces with celebrity chef Gaston Acurio to open La Mar by Gaston Acurio at Mandarin Oriental, Miami in December 2013, replacing the hotel’s Café Sambal restaurant. The all-day di...
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Good Reads on Food, Drink and Travel from around the Web

What we’re reading this week in and around the web; Good Reads on some of the more interesting and notable happenings in Hospitality and a few other topics this week in South Florida and beyond. BedandBreakfast.com list...
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Good Reads on Food, Drink and Travel from around the web

We’re back with our Good Reads on some of the more interesting and notable happenings in Hospitality and a few other topics this week in South Florida and beyond. Chefs from some of the world’s Michelin-star kitchen...
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James Beard Foundation Awards 2013 Semifinalists named

The semifinalists for the James Beard Foundation awards were announced yesterday with six recognitions for South Florida plus two outpost nods and eight from other areas in Florida. The JBF Awards are the highest honor for food...
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Interview with Master of Wine, Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan

Jennifer is the fourth woman in the US to ever attain the international title of Master of Wine (MW), the highest wine title to achieve in the world. She was also honored with an international tasting trophy for her palate 2008...
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Interview with Akiko Freeman, winemaker at Freeman Winery

Akiko Freeman is the winemaker at Freeman Winery in Sebastopol, California. Akiko guides every wine and every vintage as she has dedicated herself to the ideals of a family-run winery, and a belief that a wine bearing the Free...
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Interview with Ricky Gopeesingh Executive Chef, Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa

This week’s Chef in the Spotlight is Ricky Gopeesingh Executive Chef at the Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa. Born in the Caribbean and being of Indian heritage has provided Gopeesingh with an instinctive culinary creativity th...
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Interview with Andrea Sans-Araiza, Pastry Chef Bourbon Steak Miami

This week’s Chef in the Spotlight is über-talented Andrea Sans-Araiza, pastry chef at Bourbon Steak Miami. About a year and a half ago I had dinner at Bourbon Steak and for dessert I ordered the Chocolate Chip Cheesecake wit...
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Interview with Blake Malatesta, Executive Chef, 50 Ocean Delray Beach

Today’s Chef in the Spotlight is Blake Malatesta, Executive Chef at 50 Ocean in Delray Beach. Those of you who follow my sight regularly were introduced to Blake in my Rías Baixas Albariño wine video. Blake’s cheffage sto...
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Interview with South Florida’s Shocolaate.com, Diana Pace and Cristina Vives

Shocolaate (Show-ko-latt) is an online gourmet chocolate company based in Tequesta, Florida owned and operated by mother and daughter team, Diana Pace and Cristina Vives; both of whom are truly passionate about the design, the...
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Interview with Christina Tosi, the 2012 James Beard Rising Star Chef of the Year

Christina Tosi is the chef and owner of momofuku milk bar, the bakery-inspired dessert arm of David Chang’s Momofuku Restaurant Group. As founder of the dessert program at momofuku, Christina helped momofuku ko earn two Miche...
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Girl Power, Interviews with Female Chefs, Vintners and Entrepreneurs

Since January 3, 2010 I’ve been doing “spotlight” interviews here on SouthFloridaFoodandWine.com. I started with bloggers and writers in the first year with the premise of shining the spotlight on those who ...
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Interview with Dini Rao, wine curator at Lot18.com

This week’s spotlight shines on Dini Rao, head Curator and VP of Merchandise at Lot18.com. Rao holds her MBA from the Harvard Business School and her Diploma from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust. She has worked as ...
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Interview with Pam Starr, owner and winemaker at Crocker & Starr Winery

Today’s Vintner in the Spotlight is Pam Starr, co-owner and winemaker of Crocker & Starr Winery in St. Helena California. In 1997 Starr helped resurrect the vineyards on the Crocker Estate in St. Helena and established a ...
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Good reads on food, drink and travel from around the web

My weekly roundup of good reads on food, drink and travel from around the web; locally in South Florida I read South Florida Daily Blog, just like the editor states on his site, he sifts through the news in the South Florida ...
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Shake Shack Coming to Boca Raton, Florida, Mid-2013

Straight off the press release wire: Shake Shack® will open a new free-standing location in Boca Raton’s University Commons shopping center in mid-2013. The newest addition to the Shack family will be located at 1400 Glades ...
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Good reads on food, drink and travel from around the web

Good reads on food, drink and travel from around the web; locally in South Florida I read South Florida Daily Blog, just like the editor states on his site, he sifts through the news in the South Florida blogosphere [and aggr...
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Interview with Paula DaSilva, Executive Chef at 1500°

 Paula DaSilva, is no longer the Executive Chef of 1500° This week’s Chef in the Spotlight shines on the quietly talented Paula DaSilva, Executive Chef of 1500° a stylish farm-to-table eatery located within the Eden Roc Re...
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2012 Spotlight Interviews

  Aaron Brooks, Executive Chef, Edge Steak and Bar Angelo Elia, Chef/Owner D’Angelo Restaurant Group Simon Stojanovic, Executive Chef, Altamare Miami Beach Chef Max Hardy, Personal Chef to Amar’e Stoudemire Che...
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Interview with Oscar del Rivero, Executive Chef Jaguar Hospitality Group

Today’s Chef is the Spotlight is Oscar del Rivero is the executive chef behind Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar and Latam Grill, Talavera Cocina Mexicana and Peacock Garden Cafe, the South Florida restaurants from the Jaguar Hospital...
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What we’re reading, 5 food, drink and travel reads from around the web

Earlier this week I shared what I’ve been reading online; this came about from last weekend when someone asked me “who do you read?” the answer to that is like asking how many grains of sand are on the beach. Social ...
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Chef Jorge Montes of Chef Jorge Catering

Interview with Jorge Montes, chef/owner of Chef George Catering

Chef Jorge Montes, is the charismatic chef behind Chef George Catering. Born in Lima, Peru, and raised in Miami, Montes shines when working with fresh herbs, exotic spices and seasonal ingredients. The aromatic and flavorful ...
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Pastry Chef, Ben Roche

Interview with Pastry Chef Ben Roche of moto restaurant, Chicago

When Pastry Chef Ben Roche was in town recently I had a chance to sit and talk with him; he’s as entertaining as his “no rules and no boundaries” dessert creations or as some may call it, “molecular gastronomy”. Roche...
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Interview with Chef/Owner Dena Marino of MC Kitchen Miami

This week’s Chef in the Spotlight is Dena Marino, the quiet and unassuming chef who will soon be making a not so quiet and unassuming splash in Miami’s Design District with her own restaurant MC Kitchen. Dena Marino is a gr...
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In the News, food, drink and the South Florida lifestyle

We’re beginning to see more and more car transporters pit-stopping all over our South Florida roads picking up the Snowbirds Grand Marquis’ and such; the sign that season is almost over. Happy Hours, and weekend Br...
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