Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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March 29, 2017

In The Kitchen

Cooking With Amy: ‘It’s All Good!’

Cooking With Amy: ‘It’s All Good!’

Story: Theresa Campbell Gustare la cucina—the Italian phrase for “enjoy cooking” heartily describes Amelia “Amy” Landi Lednak, a Villages grandmother who dreams about cooking and loves being in the kitchen. “Cooking is definitely my passion,” says Amy, 81. “It’s what I do. I cook from morning to night every day. I love making different things. Sometimes I don’t sleep thinking about it. I’m so excited…
Cooking for Mardi Gras

Cooking for Mardi Gras

“When the taste changes with every bite and the last bite is as good as the first, that’s Cajun.” —Paul Prudhomme Story: Chef Jessica Flinn If you asked me for my favorite regional cuisine here in the U.S., it would be difficult to place anything above my love of Cajun and Creole cuisine. The flavors are deep, unique, bold, and flat-out delicious. In fact, I’ll…
what’s cooking? the instant pot

what’s cooking? the instant pot

Story: Jessica Flinn Maybe it’s just me, but does time fly by faster now than ever before? I can’t believe it’s January! Maybe it’s because we are so busy being busy that time just disappears. When thinking about the New Year and new gadgets in the kitchen, I asked myself: What am I looking for in a new kitchen toy? The answer was simple. It…

A World of Christmas Cookies

Story: Theresa Campbell Photos: Fred Lopez A resident of Legacy of Leesburg for more than six years, Pat Medrick loves baking a variety of Christmas cookies for the holidays, including international favorites. “Sometimes I do 20 different kinds of cookies,” she says. “I make little packages and give them to my neighbors.” As a little girl growing up in New Jersey, she remembers spending hours…
IN THE KITCHEN: An Extraordinary Meal

IN THE KITCHEN: An Extraordinary Meal

Can you believe it’s already November? To me, November marks the beginning of two glorious months of holiday feasting. With that, though, turkey recipes will be EVERYWHERE. But what if you want a feast that’s outside the box? One you can make for anyone, anytime of the year. I love meals like that! So let’s talk about this feast shall we? Rack of lamb seems…
The Beauty of Corn on the Cob

The Beauty of Corn on the Cob

photos: provided Sweet corn, open-air café, maze, and more opens Long & Scott Farm’s fall season. Scott’s Zellwood Triple-Sweet Gourmet Corn is the star produce at Long & Scott Farm, which draws folks from across the country, overseas, and even a Japanese farmer’s group that makes an annual U.S. stop in Mount Dora for some freshly picked and irresistibly tender, sweet corn on the cob.…
IN THE KITCHEN: Wild About Gourmet Meats

IN THE KITCHEN: Wild About Gourmet Meats

It’s a nice country restaurant where you can enjoy country fried steak or elk chops with a blackberry amaretto sauce. photo: fred lopez In the kitchen of Red Wing Restaurant in Groveland, they fix a mean breakfast with biscuits and home fries. If you come back for dinner, however, you might want to order the Hunter’s Platter, which includes quail, fried venison, a wild boar…
IN THE KITCHEN: This Chef has <em>Style!</em>

IN THE KITCHEN: This Chef has Style!

The head chef for Leesburg’s Gourmet Today is Style’s new Food Editor! photos: fred lopez Chef Jessy Flinn loves cooking, good music, and living in Leesburg. Her favorite wardrobe accessory is her beautiful smile—she’s seldom without it. Jessy always dreamed of creating wonderful recipes and delectable dishes, and now she does it every day through Gourmet Today, her catering business. “I never wanted to work…
IN THE KITCHEN: Stirring up greatness

IN THE KITCHEN: Stirring up greatness

PHOTO: Fred Lopez Give your recipe a dash of WOW by cooking with vodka! If you like to be adventurous in your kitchen, grab your favorite bottle of vodka and start cooking. Don’t forget to put some in your recipe too! The Cooking with Vodka recipe contest is just one of a series of upcoming events to promote Leesburg and its variety of businesses. “This…

Creating culinary masterpieces

STORY: THERESA CAMPBELL  PHOTOS : FRED LOPEZ Chef John Bell finds creating masterpieces with high school students as rewarding as cooking for the stars. Executive Chef John Bell smiles approvingly at the colorfully decorated plate placed before him: an eye-pleasing, palate-tempting masterpiece of Ahi tuna seared with a mix of Hawaiian spices, fresh mango salsa, kimchi garnished with squash, and grilled zucchini—all placed on top of…
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