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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

In The Kitchen

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…
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…
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.…
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…
In the Kitchen: Breaking bread

In the Kitchen: Breaking bread

Chef Gary Appelsies: ‘Cooking for people makes my heart sing. I love how it encourages conversation among strangers, helps people become friends.’  Photos: Nicole Hamel There’s something heavenly about savoring a delicious meal to the last crumb, and for Gary…
In the Kitchen: Mostly surf, a little turf

In the Kitchen: Mostly surf, a little turf

With fish and shellfish galore, seafood lovers won’t lack choices at Cedar River Seafood. Photos: Nicole Hamel For Cody Yon, Cedar River Seafood was his first experience cooking for more than just his family. The now 23-year-old started at Cedar…
In the Kitchen: A drizzle can’t hurt

In the Kitchen: A drizzle can’t hurt

Fitness coaches find sideline success making ‘bad-for-you cookies.’  Photos: Anthony Rao Best friends, fitness coaches and competitors Ashley Bowden and Morgan Williams were in the kitchen in July 2019 with a desire to create healthy cookies. Their plan didn’t work. …
In the kitchen: Busy bee

In the kitchen: Busy bee

Sweet Bee Honey Farm’s owner feels blessed to be a beekeeper in a dying industry. The No. 1 comment beekeeper Keith Seifert Jr. hears about his work is, “You must get stung a lot.” He doesn’t deny it. “A normal…
In the Kitchen: Farm-fresh goodness

In the Kitchen: Farm-fresh goodness

Local farms offer wholesome, flavorful produce picked at peak times. Bursting with the freshest flavor and wholesome vitamins, produce grown and picked from local community farms is a healthy treat and provides sustainable agriculture for farmers. “Good ingredients speak for…
In the Kitchen: Hail to the chef

In the Kitchen: Hail to the chef

Chop House’s Charles Stadmire is a hit with customers.  Judging from the elegant ambience and classy décor of candlelit tables, white linens and cozy upholstered chairs at Chop House at Lake Sumter in The Villages, the head chef/kitchen manager had…
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