Norman Van Aken Talks Meringues

BY NORMAN VAN AKEN, AUTHOR OF NORMAN VAN AKEN’S FLORIDA KITCHEN A version of this article first appeared on Norman Van Aken’s WLRN program “A Word on Food.”   The most French expression of meringues in classical gastronomy might be “Ouefs a la Niege.” The translation is “eggs in snow” from the visual look of … Continue reading Norman Van Aken Talks Meringues

Exploring Fort Myers Dream Houses

By Jared Beck and Pamela Miner, coauthors of River and Road: Fort Myers Architecture from Craftsman to Modern   We hope you’re enjoying learning about some amazing Fort Myers homes in our book River and Road. Now that you’ve had the opportunity to peek at the houses in our book, we thought you’d enjoy another perspective. … Continue reading Exploring Fort Myers Dream Houses

Recipe: Hush Puppies from Norman Van Aken’s Florida Kitchen

By Norman Van Aken, author of Norman Van Aken’s Florida Kitchen A version of this article first appeared on Norman Van Aken’s WLRN program “A Word on Food.”   When I was asked to help organize a dinner with some other James Beard Award–winning chefs to cook at the James Beard House in New York … Continue reading Recipe: Hush Puppies from Norman Van Aken’s Florida Kitchen

Norman Van Aken Talks Kitchen Lingo

By Norman Van Aken, author of Norman Van Aken’s Florida Kitchen A version of this article first appeared on Norman Van Aken’s WLRN program “A Word on Food.”    Lingo, as defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is a : a foreign language b : the special vocabulary of a particular field of interest c : … Continue reading Norman Van Aken Talks Kitchen Lingo

Wildfire and the Florida Outdoors

Written by Terri Mashour, author of Backcountry Trails of Florida: A Guide to Hiking Florida’s Water Management Districts A version of this article first appeared on http://www.fun4firstcoastkids.com. I am a Florida fire ecologist by trade. I worked for almost ten years at the St. Johns River Water Management District and my job was a Land … Continue reading Wildfire and the Florida Outdoors

Florida’s Historical Amnesia and the Real History of Miami

Written by Andrew K. Frank, author of Before the Pioneers: Indians, Settlers, Slaves, and the Founding of Miami   History is as much about remembering the past as it is about forgetting it. In this regard, Miamians have done more of the latter than the former, engaging in a peculiar form of historic amnesia that … Continue reading Florida’s Historical Amnesia and the Real History of Miami