Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

In The Kitchen

In the Kitchen: ‘Slice of Americana’

In the Kitchen: ‘Slice of Americana’

Leesburg Watermelon Festival was popular summertime attraction for three decades. Savoring refreshing, chilled slices of juicy watermelon is a great way to stay hydrated and cool on a hot summer day, and it’s no wonder in tropical regions around the…
In the Kitchen: Just take it outside

In the Kitchen: Just take it outside

Luxury picnic planners and local chef share tips on creating a picnic to remember. Photos: Nicole Hamel Nothing says fun summer get-together quite as perfectly as a picnic, and whether the venue you choose is one of Lake or Sumter’s…
In the Kitchen: Now that’s Italian!

In the Kitchen: Now that’s Italian!

Passion and creativity are favorite ingredients of kitchen magician Roberto Manco.   Photos: Nicole Hamel Naples, Italy native Roberto Manco cherished learning to make cannoli, cakes, and pastries at the Bellavia bakery where his father worked, and he also savored…
In the Kitchen: Raw deal

In the Kitchen: Raw deal

Local restaurant owner enjoys teaching the community about a different way of eating.  Photos: Nicole Hamel When it comes to preparing food, restaurateur Michelle Kristof has a few surprises up her sleeve.  That spaghetti Bolognese of hers—the one that looks…
In the Kitchen: Karen’s Creative Cuisines

In the Kitchen: Karen’s Creative Cuisines

Karen Ross offers cooking classes, dinner parties, and more.  Growing up with a love of cooking, Karen Ross had always hoped to be a caterer someday. When a friend of hers in Boston, informed her of Boston University’s program to…
In the Kitchen: Sweet success

In the Kitchen: Sweet success

Mom and daughter rolling in dough making ‘better than mum’s’ scones and special-blend teas.  Photos: Nicole Hamel Erika Shanoff and her mother Leila Shanoff are smart, creative businesswomen. The pair found success during the coronavirus pandemic by improvising day-to-day operations…
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…
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