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Saturday, November 27, 2021

In The Kitchen

In the Kitchen: Where the magic happens

In the Kitchen: Where the magic happens

Fresh foods and zesty spices, mixed with an abundance of heart and soul, are the main ingredients in every dish a Villages chef whips up in her kitchen. Photos: Nicole Hamel Daphne García Lebrón, known for her vibrant spirit and…
Recipe: Conch Chowder with Conch Salad Garnish

Recipe: Conch Chowder with Conch Salad Garnish

Daphne García Lebrón shared with us her delicious tasting culinary masterpieces. This recipe is for her savory Conch Chowder with Conch Salad Garnish. Read her story as the head chef at The Brownwood Hotel & Spa in The Villages while…
Recipe: Pan Seared Mahi-Mahi over Coconut Rice

Recipe: Pan Seared Mahi-Mahi over Coconut Rice

    Daphne García Lebrón shared with us her delicious tasting culinary masterpieces. This recipe is for her special Pan Seared Mahi-Mahi over Coconut Rice topped with mango, black bean salsa. Read her story as the head chef at The…
Recipe: Spiced Herb Pork Loin

Recipe: Spiced Herb Pork Loin

Daphne García Lebrón shared with us her delicious tasting culinary masterpieces. This recipe is for her delicious Spiced Herb Pork Loin, served with Butternut Squash Risotto, and Garlic Sautéed Broccolini. Read her story as the head chef at The Brownwood…
In the Kitchen: Simply buono!

In the Kitchen: Simply buono!

A local family is doing just what they love from the comfort of their passion-filled, from-scratch, aromatically pleasing kitchen in Montverde.  Photos: Nicole Hamel After years caught up in the hustle and bustle of the big restaurant world, Caleb and…
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…
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