Archive for March, 2004

03/1/2004

A Meditation on Mullet

Here’s a good way to tell if someone has a real connection to Southwest Florida: Ask if we like smoked mullet. For many newcomers and a distressingly large number of people who might otherwise consider themselves locals, the response will likely range from "What the heck is a mullet?" to "Yech, I would never eat […]

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03/1/2004

A Taste of Home

Until fate plucked her from India and dropped her in Zambia, in the middle of Africa, when she was barely 30 years old, my mother had never cooked a meal in her life. She had spent most of her childhood in boarding school and at college; and when she went home, she buried her nose […]

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03/1/2004

Glorious Food

The first thing Gail Greco thinks about when she gets up in the morning is what she’s making for dinner that night. And when it’s time to serve that dinner, she makes sure it’s in a ceremonious way. "We light candles almost every night," says Greco. "It’s a beautiful release of tension." Greco, who divides […]

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03/1/2004

Rosemary District Revival

Sunlight drifts down from narrow windows and skitters over wooden floors, skirting the feet of the two priests and off-duty real estate agent who sit in the front pew. Other than their soft whispers of prayer, there’s little sound in the blue-and-white Throne of Grace charismatic Episcopal church on Florida Avenue. Across the street and […]

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03/1/2004

Wine and Chocolate

Forget J.Lo and Ben or Justin and Janet. The match that’s really stirring up a delicious sensation is between two of the world’s oldest and most sensuous culinary indulgences, chocolate and wine. The pair have been flirting openly lately, flying right in the face of the culinary convention that they should neither date or mate. […]

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