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Final Thought: Staying inside opens doors

Final Thought: Staying inside opens doors

With quarantine comes new possibilities. While considering this month’s column, I really didn’t want to write about anything related to the coronavirus or quarantine—but that’s all that was on my mind. Every time I turned on the TV, the screen…
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…
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…
Food themes brighten your kitchen

Food themes brighten your kitchen

When the creator of The Neighborgoods became inspired by the beauty of food, she decided it should be everywhere in the kitchen—dish towels, aprons, mugs. But she didn’t stop there. In addition, there are art prints, buttons, and baby onesies.…
Cooking at the firehouse

Cooking at the firehouse

Firefighter Jeff Moore whips up comfort foods and award-winning chili and ribs. Leesburg firefighter and EMT Jeff Moore enjoys cooking for his peers at Station 62, whipping up wings or tacos for friends at his home on Sunday nights, fixing…
Chef Richard Ingraham’s Special Dinner

Chef Richard Ingraham’s Special Dinner

If your Valentine is a meat lover, he or she may enjoy this wonderful recipe from Chef Richard Ingraham, who is Gabrielle Union’s private chef. Chef Ingraham’s new cookbook is “Eating Well to Win,” and it focuses on flavorful recipes…
Outstanding Student: Emma Grace Hoffman 

Outstanding Student: Emma Grace Hoffman 

Age 19 // Lake Tech Culinary Arts Student of the Year    Vital Stats: Graduated in June from Lake Technical Center Works as directions operator for chef Jessica Flinn at Gourmet Today She ensures food prep and catered events run…
Cooking With Amy: ‘It’s All Good!’

Cooking With Amy: ‘It’s All Good!’

Story: Theresa Campbell Gustare la cucina—the Italian phrase for “enjoy cooking” heartily describes Amelia “Amy” Landi Lednak, a Villages grandmother who dreams about cooking and loves being in the kitchen. “Cooking is definitely my passion,” says Amy, 81. “It’s what…
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