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Celebrating the Foods of the World

I love the traditions of many different cultures. When I lived north of Boston, the city was charmed with both Italian fiestas and Portuguese celebrations. And of course, each was filled with the tastes of the country’s homeland. Festive celebrations at the Simbang Gabi and Noche Buena Filipino Mass and feast. This year I was […]


New Eats and a New Table

The poetic, gooey goodness of Eat Here’s French onion soup. By now, almost everyone in Sarasota and Manatee County has tried Eat Here, this food writer and Sean Murphy buddy included. Eat Here has by far the city’s best fish taco, though I am hearing the beef taco upstairs is a killer. I am totally […]


Tradition, Tradition!

A toast to celebrating with fewer calories and more cheer to share. In taking a scene from Fiddler on the Roof, I often feel I can not break from the traditional foods of the holiday season. My husband, however, believes changing tradition shows the sign of a secure person. So, acting a bit secure this […]