Quarantine Cooking: Molten Apple Noodle Cakes from Taste the Islands

For our "Quarantine Cooking" series, UPF exhibits and promotions coordinator Jenna Kolesari made Molten Apple Noodle Cakes from Taste the Islands: Culinary Adventures in a Caribbean Kitchen. Jenna's comments: I wanted to try something different, and I've never had fried noodles in a dessert before. It was definitely a new experience, and a very tasty … Continue reading Quarantine Cooking: Molten Apple Noodle Cakes from Taste the Islands

Quarantine Cooking: Picadillo from Coconuts and Collards

Our "Quarantine Cooking" series continues with Picadillo from Coconuts and Collards by Von Diaz. UPF managing editor Marthe Walters tried this recipe with her daughter at home. Below are the instructions for making Picadillo along with recipes for Sofrito and Sazón, two of its ingredients. Marthe approximated these ingredients based on what was available in … Continue reading Quarantine Cooking: Picadillo from Coconuts and Collards

Quarantine Cooking: Gullah Chicken Gumbo from Sallie Ann Robinson’s Kitchen

Tired of all the boxed quarantine snacks? Sian Hunter, UPF senior acquisitions editor, mixed up her quarantine fare with this Gullah Chicken Gumbo from Sallie Ann Robinson's Kitchen.  Here's why Sian chose this recipe: I chose this recipe because it sounded comforting. That I had most of the ingredients on hand was plus. Finding okra … Continue reading Quarantine Cooking: Gullah Chicken Gumbo from Sallie Ann Robinson’s Kitchen

The Columbia Restaurant Spanish Cookbook: Anniversary Edition

"Five Forks"—Spanish government ranking "Recommended"—AAA Travel Guide and Mobil Travel Guide Golden Spoon Hall of Fame Award—Florida Trend Distinguished Restaurants of North America (DiRoNA) Award of Excellence Fine Dining Hall of Fame Award—Nation’s Restaurant News In this narrated cookbook, Adela Hernandez Gonzmart and Ferdie Pacheco memorialize their passion for the Columbia, the nation’s largest Spanish restaurant and … Continue reading The Columbia Restaurant Spanish Cookbook: Anniversary Edition

Sallie Ann Robinson’s Kitchen

“Robinson is an inviting and charming guide, as she introduces classic seafood-focused recipes for salads (shrimp, tomato, and red onion), sides (seafood fried rice with crabmeat, oysters, and shrimp), and basic mains such as a blue crab stew, crispy fried grouper, or shrimp and blue crab burgers. . . . This delightful cookbook also serves … Continue reading Sallie Ann Robinson’s Kitchen

Organic Food and Farming Summit 2018

Last weekend, we attended the second annual Organic Food and Farming Summit hosted by Florida Organic Growers in Gainesville, Florida. It was great to meet with local farmers and display a collection of our books on gardening, cooking, and foodways in Florida. Thanks to everyone who stopped by to visit us at our table!    … Continue reading Organic Food and Farming Summit 2018

Coconuts and Collards

"Diaz grew up shuttled between Puerto Rico and Atlanta, and her appreciation for both cultures and their rich culinary histories is showcased in this delightful collection of Puerto Rican comfort food recipes. . . . Alongside the recipes, Diaz also shares stories from her family history, an often tumultuous one grounded by memories of food prepared … Continue reading Coconuts and Collards

Recipe: Latkes by Norman Van Aken

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 rich tapestry of Jewish cooking finally reached my born-in-the-farmland-of-Northern-Illinois consciousness in the town of Boca Raton, where many transplanted New Yorkers came to escape the … Continue reading Recipe: Latkes by Norman Van Aken