Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

kitchen

In the Kitchen: A moveable Mexican feast

In the Kitchen: A moveable Mexican feast

Owner of Juanita’s Tacos in Summerfield perseveres to be an inspiration to her daughters, proves food trucks have class to boot. Story and photos: Cindy Peterson  Juanita’s Tacos in Summerfield may not look like a big deal, but don’t let…
In the Kitchen: Lord of the fries

In the Kitchen: Lord of the fries

In a taste-test battle royale, staffers at Lake and Sumter Style determine which local restaurants serve up the most scrumptious french fries. Photos: Nicole Hamel It doesn’t matter whether you’re sitting inside a restaurant or pulling up to a fast-food…
In the Kitchen: Triple Threat Dining Experience

In the Kitchen: Triple Threat Dining Experience

Suleiman family caters to people’s taste buds by running chain of popular restaurants in The Villages that serve the finest of foods. Story and Photos: Cindy Peterson Brothers George and Joseph Suleiman and their cousin, David Suleiman, have made a…
In the Kitchen: Spreading good vibes

In the Kitchen: Spreading good vibes

Mother-daughter duo whip up nutritious beverages at Pure, their Clermont café.  Photos: Nicole Hamel Moving from Arizona to Clermont and starting a new business during the coronavirus pandemic may seem crazy, but it has been “a great adventure” for Stacey…
Singing in the kitchen

Singing in the kitchen

Howey Mansion’s artistic director and opera singer cooks healthy Japanese dishes. s executive and artistic director of the Howey Mansion Music Series in Howey-in-the-Hills, Arisa Kusumi Sullivan organizes concerts at the mansion and balances it with her active career as…
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…
Favorite Christmas dishes 

Favorite Christmas dishes 

Local cooks share recipes that have become beloved holiday traditions.   Family recipes seem to be a little more treasured around the holidays. Sally Nebel, of Leesburg, recalls that while growing up in Minnesota, her Norwegian aunt, Serena Bakken, baked…
The lunch lady 

The lunch lady 

Laurie Elliston: ‘Most people would be surprised by the sheer volume and how much work we do.’   As food service manager at East Ridge High School, the largest school in Lake County, Laurie Elliston begins her work day at…
Cool, refreshing, nutritious

Cool, refreshing, nutritious

Extension agent Mia Wilchcombe turns salad greens into main summer dishes.   Mia Wilchcombe’s job as an extension agent at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Lake County Extension allows her to teach classes on nutrition,…
Healthy commerce

Healthy commerce

The South Lake Chamber of Commerce is getting healthy, recently welcoming two new health-related companies as members. Get Back 2 Basics is a kitchen and meal service that opened earlier this year in Minneola. The organic company offers plant-based meals,…
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