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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

In The Kitchen

IN THE KITCHEN: Peel into plantains

IN THE KITCHEN: Peel into plantains

When you’re craving a salty snack, plantain chips can hit the spot. And while there are plenty of ready-made, brand name ones at your neighborhood supermarket, one local woman is making these wholesome treats on a smaller, but way more…
IN THE KITCHEN: Breaking bread

IN THE KITCHEN: Breaking bread

The prospect of making bread from scratch may seem daunting, even for the most seasoned baker, but it doesn’t have to be. All you need is practice and technique. STORY: Shemir Wiles PHOTOS: Fred Lopez The art of bread making…
IN THE KITCHEN: Italy is served

IN THE KITCHEN: Italy is served

In Roberto Manco’s kitchen, cooking is about passion, creativity, and making people happy with incredible Italian cuisine. STORY: Shemir Wiles PHOTOS: Fred Lopez His boyish smile is infectious. And his spirit — it’s one of gratitude and sheer humility. Most…
IN THE KITCHEN: Let them eat (wedding) cake!

IN THE KITCHEN: Let them eat (wedding) cake!

Often the centerpiece of every wedding, the wedding cake has been a longstanding tradition that has evolved over the years as styles change. STORY: Shemir Wiles PHOTOS: Fred Lopez While some wedding trends seem to come and go, a few…
IN THE KITCHEN: Sweets to the sweet

IN THE KITCHEN: Sweets to the sweet

From delectable caramel apples to uniquely flavored fudges, Kilwins in The Villages is the perfect place to satisfy your sweet tooth. STORY: Shemir Wiles PHOTOS: Fred Lopez It’s February, and those with sweethearts know it is time to head to…
IN THE KITCHEN: Homemade for the holidays

IN THE KITCHEN: Homemade for the holidays

Rather than spar in the store aisles for gifts of convenience, try giving gifts from the heart that are both thoughtful and edible. STORY: Shemir Wiles  PHOTOS:Fred Lopez Growing up on a farm in Michigan, Cheryl Bloom learned the nuances…
IN THE KITCHEN: Talking (fried) turkey

IN THE KITCHEN: Talking (fried) turkey

If the prospect of choking down tasteless, dried-out turkey for Thanksgiving makes you want to protest, give your oven the pink slip this year and invest in a deep fryer. Story: Shemir Wiles  Photos: Fred Lopez I hate dry turkey.…
IN THE KITCHEN: Game Day Grubbing

IN THE KITCHEN: Game Day Grubbing

A tradition considered as American as apple pie, tailgating is not just an activity for most — it’s a way of life. And while the spectacle may be fans sporting their team colors and trash talking the rival team in…
IN THE KITCHEN: ‘Meat’ me

IN THE KITCHEN: ‘Meat’ me

A true American classic, steak has always satisfied man’s carnal appetite for meat. But just as every artist cannot be Picasso, not every person who cooks can prepare a steak. Luckily for us, we can learn. Voted the place for…
SEA Food

SEA Food

There’s just something special about seafood in the summertime. Whether you’ve been soaking up rays at the beach or relaxing poolside every day, try mixing up the normal dinner routine with some fresh summer seafood. Photo: Fred Lopez  |  A…
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