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Recipe For Success

Recipe For Success

Anyone who has lived in Vero Beach for any length of time has seen restaurants come and go. Ask restaurateur John Marx the recipe for a successful venture and he will tell you that it’s all about the formula.

June 2013
Some Like It Cold

Some Like It Cold

Soups are a mainstay of a chef’s repertoire; along with sauces and stocks, they are often one of the first components in a formal culinary education.

May 2013
Faith-Based Food For The Needy

Faith-Based Food For The Needy

People who think prayer doesn’t work ought to talk to Joel Bray. He has operated the Shining Light Garden for the past five years, growing healthful produce and giving it away to needy families and senior citizens

April 2013
Chef’s Progress: From Illiteracy To Ph.D.

Chef’s Progress: From Illiteracy To Ph.D.

There are a couple of things that Chef Curtis Aikens is all about these days: food and education. His love for both inspires everything he does.

March 2013
Small Portions, Big Taste

Small Portions, Big Taste

Think “tapas” and what comes to mind? Spain, most likely, their country of origin. Or maybe a nibble, such as a plate of olives to enjoy with a chilled glass of wine or frosty mug of beer.

February 2013
Chefs With A Bedside Manner

Chefs With A Bedside Manner

Hamburgers are the number one choice on the menu. Comfort foods such as meat loaf, pot roast and chicken noodle soup are also popular.

January 2013
Cookies Fit For Santa Claus

Cookies Fit For Santa Claus

The holidays are full of tradition, and one of the most cherished is baking Christmas cookies.

December 2012
Don't Squander The Squash

Don't Squander The Squash

It’s that time of year when the winter squash crop, planted in the summer through Labor Day, is at its peak. Hubbard, acorn, butternut, pumpkin, buttercup, banana and spaghetti – among the most common – are plentiful on supermarket shelves and at farmers markets.

November 2012
Do Me A Flavor

Do Me A Flavor

Ice cream is the ultimate comfort food. The creamy, frozen fusion is as traditionally American as apple pie, which may be why we so often serve them together.

June 2012
Food Like Nonna Used To Make

Food Like Nonna Used To Make

Bob Rose, owner of the Amalfi Grille on Royal Palm Pointe, capsulizes the keys to a successful restaurant in this way: quality, quantity, service, price and consistency.

June 2012