Meredith Morris-Babb Retires from University Press of Florida

After 24 years with the University Press of Florida (UPF), acquisitions editor and former director Meredith Morris-Babb will retire on October 1, 2020. Beginning her publishing career with William C. Brown Publishing and having also served as acquisitions editor at the University of Tennessee Press, Babb joined UPF in 1996 as editor-in-chief and became director … Continue reading Meredith Morris-Babb Retires from University Press of Florida

Update from the Editor: LASA 2020

Stephanye Hunter, University Press of Florida acquisitions editor for Latin American and Caribbean studies, shares her thoughts on LASA's virtual meeting and introduces the new and exciting titles in our LASA virtual booth. LASA 2020: A Virtual Congress Each academic conference has its own character, which is partly why it is so fun to be … Continue reading Update from the Editor: LASA 2020

Quarantine Cooking: Fried Green Tomato Lasagna from Pickled, Fried, and Fresh

Our "Quarantine Cooking" series continues with Fried Green Tomato Lasagna! UPF acquisitions editor Meredith Morris-Babb tried this recipe from Pickled, Fried, and Fresh: Bert Gill's Southern Flavors. Meredith's comments: Bert Gill is a genius—I don't think I will ever make lasagna with noodles again. Although the final photo does not look all that appetizing, this … Continue reading Quarantine Cooking: Fried Green Tomato Lasagna from Pickled, Fried, and Fresh

Quarantine Cooking: Rice Pudding from The Columbia Restaurant Spanish Cookbook

We return to The Columbia Restaurant Spanish Cookbook, Anniversary Edition for today's "Quarantine Cooking" episode! Bryan Lutz, IT director at UPF, tried out the book's recipe for Rice Pudding. As we previously mentioned, all Columbia restaurant locations are temporarily closed due to a statewide order ending dine-in service at restaurants. Learn how you can help furloughed … Continue reading Quarantine Cooking: Rice Pudding from The Columbia Restaurant Spanish Cookbook

Quarantine Cooking: Coconut-Braised Collards and Funche de Coco (Coconut Grits) from Coconuts and Collards

As part of our "Quarantine Cooking" series, UPF acquisitions editor Stephanye Hunter made Coconut-Braised Collards and Funche de Coco (Coconut Grits) from Von Diaz's Coconuts and Collards. Stephanye's comments: A combination of memoir and recipes, Von Diaz’s Coconuts and Collards is simply a joy to read. Diaz moved from Puerto Rico to Atlanta when she … Continue reading Quarantine Cooking: Coconut-Braised Collards and Funche de Coco (Coconut Grits) from Coconuts and Collards

Update from the Editor: SAA 2020

Meredith Morris-Babb, University Press of Florida acquisitions editor for archaeology, shares her thoughts on the cancellations of this season's archaeology meetings and introduces the new and exciting archaeology titles in our SAA virtual booth. SAA 2020: The Conference that Wasn't This year I had planned on back-to-back archaeology conferences—AAPA in Los Angeles and the next … Continue reading Update from the Editor: SAA 2020

Quarantine Cooking: Gary’s Corn Herb Loaf from Cross Creek Kitchens

For our “Quarantine Cooking” series, UPF acquisitions editor Meredith Morris-Babb made Gary's Corn Herb Loaf from Cross Creek Kitchens: Seasonal Recipes and Reflections. Meredith's comments: I love making bread; don' t know why, it's just really satisfying for me. I searched older UPF cookbooks for bread recipes and came across "Gary's Corn Herb Loaf" from … Continue reading Quarantine Cooking: Gary’s Corn Herb Loaf from Cross Creek Kitchens

Quarantine Cooking: Croquettes from The Columbia Restaurant Spanish Cookbook

In today's "Quarantine Cooking" adventure we're visiting the kitchen of UPF journals manager Lauren Phillips, who tried a recipe from The Columbia Restaurant Spanish Cookbook, Anniversary Edition. Published this spring to celebrate the 115th birthday of the nation’s largest Spanish restaurant and Florida’s oldest restaurant, this delicious cookbook contains 178 recipes that make the Columbia famous. All … Continue reading Quarantine Cooking: Croquettes from The Columbia Restaurant Spanish Cookbook

Quarantine Cooking: Chayote Salad from Taste the Islands

Our "Quarantine Cooking" series continues with Chayote Salad from Taste the Islands! Sian Hunter, senior acquisitions editor, tried this recipe at home. Here’s why Sian chose this recipe: A bright, crunchy salad seemed like the ticket for perking up tonight’s quarantine-cooking meal! And it was neat to see the chayote transform from blobulous green freeform … Continue reading Quarantine Cooking: Chayote Salad from Taste the Islands

Quarantine Cooking: Blueberry Pound Cake from Sallie Ann Robinson’s Kitchen

Our "Quarantine Cooking" series continues with Blueberry Pound Cake from Sallie Ann Robinson's Kitchen! Marthe Walters, UPF managing editor, gave this recipe a try. Marthe's comments: My daughter and I made the Blueberry Pound Cake from Sallie Ann Robinson’s Kitchen: Food and Family Lore from the Lowcountry. We ran out of blueberries and eggs, so … Continue reading Quarantine Cooking: Blueberry Pound Cake from Sallie Ann Robinson’s Kitchen