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Best Cheap (But Delicious) Eats in St.Petersburg Florida

Though the economy keeps heading South, Americans continue to dine out. People are dining out more for value. They’re searching for quality food at beer budget prices. Here’s is few of my favorites, most have been around for a few years.

The Fuss About Apalachicola Bay Oysters

For more than 10,000 years, the complex estuarine system and coastal environment of Florida’s Franklin County have offered up nature’s bounty in an unparalleled harvest...

Flora and Ella’s Swamp Cabbage Salad

A refreshing salad on a hot summer’s day. This recipe was given to me by Flora & Ella.

Bagatelle’s Fish Rangoon

Here’s an easy recipe to make your Valentine.

Butterscotch Panna Cotta

This butterscotch panna cotta is delicious and gluten free!

Chef Marc’s Florida Crabcakes with Key Lime Caper Remoulade

This recipe is a variation on Chef Marc Steven’s who is the Executive Chef at The Garden Restaurant, St.Pete.

Key Lime Remoulade Sauce

This recipe is a variation on Chef Marc Steven’s who is the Executive Chef at The Garden Restaurant, St.Pete.

Joyce LaFray’s Famous Florida!® Food Glossary

A quick guide to cooking terminology.

Down Under Mushrooms a la Crème George

Mushrooms a la Crème George is one of the most popular dishes at The Down Under in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Ginger Sherried Roasted Pork

Originally published in - Cuba Cocina!: The Tantalizing World of Cuban Cooking- Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Joyce’s Jerk Chicken

This cooking technique is over 300 years old and consists of blending a combination of herbs and spices.

Singing the Praises of Cuban Cuisine

Combining exotic flavors of the Caribbean, Spain, Africa and even China, Cuba's classic cuisine and nuevo, or new-style foods, have made Cuban food the rising star of ethnic cuisine. It is a style of cooking which is simple in concept, but complex in flavor.

Sautéed Shitake Mushrooms

There is nothing quite like the mild, earthy flavor of exotic wild mushrooms to tantalize the palate. This recipe is similar to the one prepared at Bern’s, but I also like to prepare it with a combination of oyster, white and shitake.

Cicely's Curried Chicken

Originally published in: "Tropic Cooking: The New Cuisine of Florida and the Caribbean"

Mango-Papaya Batido

Mango-Papaya Batido

Sauteed Spinach with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Pine Nuts

The texture of the slightly bitter spinach with the chewy, intensely flavored sun-dried tomato and the pungent pine flavor of pine nuts make this side a perfect go along with any cut of beef.

Clarita’s Flan

Bern’s recipe is a variation on my friend, Clarita Garcia’s original recipe for Flan de Leche Acaramelado, or Spanish English Custard
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