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

Romi Gutierrez Appointed Director of the University Press of Florida

We are pleased to announce that Romi Gutierrez has been named director of the University Press of Florida (UPF) following a national search. Gutierrez has served UPF in various roles since 2004, most recently as associate director and director of sales and marketing. In this position she managed all aspects of sales and marketing for … Continue reading Romi Gutierrez Appointed Director of the University Press of Florida

A Day on the River with UPF Staff

Today we’re joining the Association of University Presses in honoring the memory of Mark Saunders, director of the University of Virginia Press, who passed away in May. This post is part of a blog tour highlighting people like Saunders whose dedication, expertise, and humanity drive the important work of scholarly publishing at university presses around the … Continue reading A Day on the River with UPF Staff

Recipe: Succotash from Norman Van Aken’s Florida Kitchen

Need a last-minute recipe for Thanksgiving? Try succotash from our new cookbook, Norman Van Aken's Florida Kitchen! UPF publicist and rights manager Samantha Zaboski decided to try her hand at cooking this exciting dish. Here's why Samantha chose this recipe: I love recipes that include a variety of flavors, especially with vegetables and beans. I often can't … Continue reading Recipe: Succotash from Norman Van Aken’s Florida Kitchen

Recipe: Ajiaco with Chicken, Potatoes, Squash, Corn, and Spinach from Norman Van Aken’s Florida Kitchen

Get ready for Thanksgiving with this recipe from our newest cookbook, Norman Van Aken's Florida Kitchen! Sian Hunter, UPF senior acquisitions editor, prepared for the holidays by making Ajiaco with Chicken, Potatoes, Squash, Corn, and Spinach. Here’s why Sian chose this recipe: Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, but at some point during the Weekend of … Continue reading Recipe: Ajiaco with Chicken, Potatoes, Squash, Corn, and Spinach from Norman Van Aken’s Florida Kitchen

Music Brings Us Together: An Inside Look at Gainesville Rock History

Written by Ale Gasso, metadata manager and sales assistant at the University Press of Florida   It was a typical Friday night in downtown Gainesville as I slowly sipped a beer at one of my favorite local spots—Loosey’s Pub. A nice crowd gathered to catch some live music and as I worked at the plugging … Continue reading Music Brings Us Together: An Inside Look at Gainesville Rock History

Recipe: Gambas al Ajillo (Garlic Shrimp) from Shrimp Country

Need a last-minute recipe for the holidays? Try Garlic Shrimp from our new cookbook Shrimp Country! While most of the recipes in this book come from the southern shorelines of the United States, the state of Alaska makes a special appearance with this recipe by Chef Colette Nelson of Ludvig’s Bistro on Baranof Island. UPF … Continue reading Recipe: Gambas al Ajillo (Garlic Shrimp) from Shrimp Country

Recipe: Churrasco-Style Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce from The Versailles Restaurant Cookbook

Today’s recipe is from The Versailles Restaurant Cookbook, which features some of the most beloved recipes from Versailles Restaurant—a Miami institution that has been at the heart of the Cuban-American community for decades. Samantha Zaboski, UPF publicist and subsidiary rights coordinator, tried this recipe in her home kitchen. Here’s why Samantha chose this recipe: As … Continue reading Recipe: Churrasco-Style Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce from The Versailles Restaurant Cookbook

Recipe: Pumpkin Caponata from Pickled, Fried, and Fresh

Get ready for the holidays with this recipe from one of our wonderful cookbooks! UPF senior acquisitions editor Sian Hunter recently tried her hand at cooking Pumpkin Caponata from Bert Gill’s Pickled, Fried, and Fresh. Here’s why Sian chose this recipe: Our Thanksgiving meal features family recipes from both sides and several generations, but each year, we … Continue reading Recipe: Pumpkin Caponata from Pickled, Fried, and Fresh