Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

In The Kitchen

Soaking up the atmosphere

Soaking up the atmosphere

Bluefin’s culinary manager delights in cooking seafood and steaks and mingling with guests.  Story: Theresa Campbell ≈ Photos: Anthony Rao Before the start of a busy workday, Bluefin Grill & Bar’s head culinary manager Ezekiel “Zeke” Springs savors the moment…
A healthy, happy sweet tooth

A healthy, happy sweet tooth

Crave Bakehouse, a producer of nutritious doughnuts, wants to ‘make your taste buds sing.’  Even the healthiest of eaters would need incredible willpower once inside a doughnut shop. Nicely arranged in a display case are those sweet, plump, frosting-covered circles…
Cooking on the St. Johns River

Cooking on the St. Johns River

Prime rib and seafood dishes are chef Richard Coleman’s specialties at Blackwater Inn.   A marquee at Blackwater Inn Restaurant & Lounge in Astor offers a welcoming invitation: “Come as you are—off the river, off the road—it’s your choice.” And crowds…
Chef finds his Mojo

Chef finds his Mojo

Rondo Fernandez takes concepts he learned from his mom to create the kind of restaurant he loves. Rondo Fernandez is a chef who loves to cook. He says he grew up in the restaurant business and it’s all he knows.…
Taste of the Big Apple

Taste of the Big Apple

New York Deli, Diner, and Bakery takes pride in being called the ‘Katz’s Delicatessen of Florida.’  Story: Theresa Campbell // Photos: Nicole Hamel Fruitland Park has been home for Brooklyn, New York, native Vito Serrone and his family for the…
A man who knows his place

A man who knows his place

Lady Lake butcher Ralph Rao continues his family’s tradition of men doing the cooking.  Growing up with Italian and Irish roots in Long Island, New York, Ralph Rao had several male relatives who were butchers that cooked family meals and…
In the Kitchen: Homeschooled

In the Kitchen: Homeschooled

Culinary instructor Lynn Beacher leads cooking classes in her Mount Dora kitchen. Lynn Beacher had an aha moment when she watched her then-teenage daughter Alex become frustrated trying to get an entrée and side dishes done—all at the same time—for…
Cooking with Ze’

Cooking with Ze’

Local chef teaches new, healthier twists on African heritage dishes. “These are foods we are used to, but this is a new way to prepare them with a new flavor,” she says, sharing educational materials and recipes from her Oldways…
It’s all in the food

It’s all in the food

Diabetes Alert Day is March 26, and dietitian Jacqueline Griffiths offers Eating Well with Diabetes classes at South Lake Hospital.  Being diagnosed as diabetic or prediabetic often comes as an unexpected surprise to people who are unware that their blood-sugar…
Heart-healthy fare

Heart-healthy fare

Hospital dietitian advocates the DASH diet to improve cholesterol and blood sugar. Peter Weiss, chief clinical dietitian at AdventHealth Waterman, is leery of diet fads and commercial products billed as healthy eating.  “For someone wanting to eat a heart-healthy diet,…
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