Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

In The Kitchen

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…
In the Kitchen: Tacos with a twist

In the Kitchen: Tacos with a twist

Papa Pineapples’ aromatic Hawaiian-influenced foods are made with ‘a whole lot of love.’ Spend time chatting with Papa Pineapples general manager Telly Carr and his assistant, Brannon DeGraw, and one can’t help but chuckle hearing about the aromatic “power” of…
In the Kitchen: Creating a new lifestyle

In the Kitchen: Creating a new lifestyle

CREATION Health Kitchen at AdventHealth Waterman guides guests’ nutritional needs. Stay away from fad diets. When talking about food, nutrition and diets, that’s the No. 1 advice from registered dietitians Victoria Gerace and Candace Aurigemma, of AdventHealth Waterman Hospital in…
Singing in the kitchen

Singing in the kitchen

Howey Mansion’s artistic director and opera singer cooks healthy Japanese dishes. s executive and artistic director of the Howey Mansion Music Series in Howey-in-the-Hills, Arisa Kusumi Sullivan organizes concerts at the mansion and balances it with her active career as…
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