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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
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
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
Learning To ACE It In The Kitchen

Learning To ACE It In The Kitchen

When Betsy Harrison’s culinary arts students first arrive in her kitchen at the Alternative Center for Education (ACE), they usually don’t even know how to properly slice a tomato. In no time, however, some are preparing stuffed chicken breasts – with Betsy’s special recipe of ricotta cheese, spinach and a touch of nutmeg.

May 2012
Hotel Food? Never Been Better

Hotel Food? Never Been Better

Four Vero Beach upscale-dining restaurants are housed within popular barrier island hotels. While these upscale dining establishments cater to their guests – and add to the splendor of their stay – they also welcome and promote their menus, service and ambience to the wider Vero Beach community.

April 2012
Eat Local, Eat Fresh

Eat Local, Eat Fresh

At growing numbers of mostly beachside eateries, produce on the plate on any given afternoon was clinging to the earth that very same morning – or at least as much of it harvested from nearby fields. The buy-local phenomenon noticeably improves the taste of many a dish while reducing our collective carbon footprint.

March 2012
The Riviera Comes To Ocean Drive

The Riviera Comes To Ocean Drive

Nice, the lovely port city on the French Riviera, has strong cultural roots in both France and Italy. The city was actually a dominion of Italy until the mid-19th century, when it officially became part of France. Strong influences of the authentic cuisines of both countries, with an emphasis on seafood, provide the perfect blend for the local cuisine.

March 2012
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