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In the Kitchen: Cooking Classics

In the Kitchen: Cooking Classics

Legendary chef Josh Oakley gets rowdy in the kitchen, says you can too. Photos: Nicole Hamel Josh Oakley’s tenure as Lake County’s top chef was like a butane cooking torch caramelizing sugar atop crème brûlée – blue-flame hot, bubbling with…
Fork on the Road: A magical move

Fork on the Road: A magical move

Visit a real British pub without leaving Lake County.  Photos: Nicole Hamel Phil Barnard clearly remembers the final evening of a vacation he and his parents enjoyed 16 years ago. They were sitting outside on the patio of a restaurant…
Spirits: A toast to creativity

Spirits: A toast to creativity

Chop House serves drinks with a shots of innovation. Photos: Nicole Hamel Everything can be improved by adding bacon.  Double cheeseburger? Add bacon. Scrambled eggs? Add pieces of bacon. A hurricane is about to ravage Florida? Add lots of bacon. …
In the Kitchen: Savories and something sweet

In the Kitchen: Savories and something sweet

From us to you, Style staffers share cherished family recipes for the holidays.  Savoring enjoyable food is one of life’s joys. With that in mind, here are some of our favorite food traditions, just in time for holiday get-togethers. We…
Fork on the Road: Oh, Pho Good

Fork on the Road: Oh, Pho Good

Pho Sai Gon brings new flavors, old family recipes to your table.  Photos: Nicole Hamel This month we traveled a bit off our beaten path – all the way to Oxford – to experience Vietnamese cuisine at Pho Sai Gon.…
Spirits: Mastery of Muscadines

Spirits: Mastery of Muscadines

Lakeridge offers 1,600+ reasons to visit Florida’s largest premier winery.     Photos: Nicole Hamel Jeanne Burgess’ eyes light up when she talks about wine, and her words clearly indicate she knows her stuff. That’s no surprise considering she has…
Spirits: Creating a buzz

Spirits: Creating a buzz

Jose Villafana, Jr. taps into the increasingly popular craft beer scene. Photos: Nicole Hamel Pam Gordon remembers the first time she saw the dark brown liquid cascading into a glass with milky white bubbles rising to the top. She brought…
In the Kitchen: Pasta-tively Amazing

In the Kitchen: Pasta-tively Amazing

Bernie Germeroth keeps family tradition alive each Christmas by making homemade noodles with her kids and grandkids. Photos: Provided by Bernie Germeroth Bernie Germeroth recalls the tradition of making noodles for Christmas starting about 20 years ago, in the garage.…
Fork on the Road: Downtime destination

Fork on the Road: Downtime destination

3 eateries inside Suncreek Brewery offer familiar favorites with an upscale twist.  Story: Roxanne Brown and Theresa Campbell Photos: Nicole Hamel Downtown Clermont has been on the rise with a fresh revitalization, which includes a fun hangout to visit and…
In the Kitchen: Stepping up to the plate

In the Kitchen: Stepping up to the plate

Restaurateur and cook Amanda Walsh adds a creative touch to popular dishes.  Photos: Nicole Hamel Cheeser’s Palace owner Amanda Walsh receives nonstop praise for nearly every item on her menu. The only complaints occur when some customers learn what’s not…
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