Trina Sargalski http://blog.wlrn.org en How South Florida Jews Shaped The State's Food History http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-south-florida-jews-shaped-states-food-history <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Food is a lens. It's not all about chefs and </span>buzzy<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> restaurants. It's a lens through which we can learn about our culture, history and environment, among other things.</span></p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 04:14:35 +0000 Trina Sargalski 25191 at http://blog.wlrn.org How South Florida Jews Shaped The State's Food History Welcome Oakland Park's Culinary-Arts District http://blog.wlrn.org/post/welcome-oakland-parks-culinary-arts-district <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When you think "culinary district," does Oakland Park come to mind? Do you think about Oakland Park at all? Maybe you should, as the community seems to be on its way to developing a downtown area based on food culture.</span></p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 01:39:42 +0000 Trina Sargalski 24865 at http://blog.wlrn.org Welcome Oakland Park's Culinary-Arts District Key Facts Of Miami's Delis Of Yore, From Deli Historian Ted Merwin http://blog.wlrn.org/post/key-facts-miamis-delis-yore-deli-historian-ted-merwin <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">If you missed our Twitter chat about Jewish cuisine and Jewish delis, catch the recap <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/live-chat-thursday-rise-demise-and-revise-jewish-delis" target="_blank">here</a>.</em></p><p>Ted Merwin didn't set out to become a deli historian. About ten years ago, Merwin was working on his Ph.D. dissertation about the popular culture of second generation Eastern European Jews -- such as vaudeville and silent comedy -- in 1920s New York.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 12:41:06 +0000 Trina Sargalski 23924 at http://blog.wlrn.org Key Facts Of Miami's Delis Of Yore, From Deli Historian Ted Merwin Thanksgivukkah Meal Tips From Michael Ruhlman, Josh Marcus And Other Cooks http://blog.wlrn.org/post/thanksgivukkah-meal-tips-michael-ruhlman-josh-marcus-and-other-cooks <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This year's Thanksgiving celebration coincides with the first day Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights. </span><a href="http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304176904579112022682954300" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">It's a convergence that hasn't occurred since 1888 and which may not occur again for more than 70,000 years.</a></p><p>Jokes about Manischewitz-hued turkeys aside, this is a fabulous opportunity to mingle two great food traditions.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 14:00:39 +0000 Trina Sargalski 23984 at http://blog.wlrn.org Thanksgivukkah Meal Tips From Michael Ruhlman, Josh Marcus And Other Cooks A Foodie's Guide to Miami Book Fair: Where to Eat http://blog.wlrn.org/post/foodies-guide-miami-book-fair-where-eat-0 <p>All of the<a href="http://www.miamibookfair.com/events/thekitchen/the_chefs_the_cookbooks.aspx" target="_blank">&nbsp;conversation about food at Miami Book Fair International</a>&nbsp;inspires the appetite. Unfortunately, if the past is a guide, the food at the Book Fair is not curated with the same care as the authors. It's basically overpriced carnival fare.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:56:22 +0000 Trina Sargalski 23861 at http://blog.wlrn.org A Foodie's Guide to Miami Book Fair: Where to Eat Despite All The Latin Flare, Asian Food Thrives In Miami http://blog.wlrn.org/post/despite-all-latin-flare-asian-food-thrives-miami <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Although </span><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/what-lack-asian-americans-says-about-miami" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">less than 2 percent of Miami-Dade County's population is Asian-American</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Danielle Chang, founder of the&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.luckyrice.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Lucky Rice Festival</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, decided her party had enough appeal last year to come back to Miami Beach for a second round.</span></p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 12:53:37 +0000 Trina Sargalski 23469 at http://blog.wlrn.org Despite All The Latin Flare, Asian Food Thrives In Miami Learn to Cook Conch, Beignets And Other Haitian Dishes http://blog.wlrn.org/post/learn-cook-conch-beignets-and-other-haitian-dishes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's a common story: Kid grows up in an immigrant household eating delicious food. Kid becomes adult. Adult still enjoys that delicious food whenever she returns home.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Then, for some reason or another (maybe because a grandmother or mom is always eager to cook), that adult </span><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/cuban-kitchen-miami-blogger-cooks-her-way-through-nitza-villapol-book" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">never learns to prepare the food</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of her heritage.</span></p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 15:50:02 +0000 Trina Sargalski 22663 at http://blog.wlrn.org Learn to Cook Conch, Beignets And Other Haitian Dishes Trader Joe's Opens First Miami Location In Pinecrest Oct. 18 http://blog.wlrn.org/post/trader-joes-opens-first-miami-location-pinecrest-oct-18 <p>Friday, Oct. 18, is the day diehard Trader Joe&#39;s fans&nbsp; in Miami have waited for. Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:23:19 +0000 Trina Sargalski 22266 at http://blog.wlrn.org Trader Joe's Opens First Miami Location In Pinecrest Oct. 18 Peru's Most Famous Chef Will Open A Restaurant In Miami http://blog.wlrn.org/post/perus-most-famous-chef-will-open-restaurant-miami <p>Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio will open a branch of his restaurant chain, La Mar, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Brickell Key.</p><p>Acurio is Peru's most famous chef. He's most well-known for popularizing &nbsp;traditional and modern versions of Peruvian cuisines, including ceviches, Asian-Peruvian dishes and Andean cookery, at dozens of restaurants around the world. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Trina Sargalski 20002 at http://blog.wlrn.org Peru's Most Famous Chef Will Open A Restaurant In Miami The Cuban Kitchen: Here Are Some Of Your Stories http://blog.wlrn.org/post/cuban-kitchen-here-are-some-your-stories <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"The maraca sound of steam escaping the pressure cooker" and the aroma of <i>sofrito</i>, the "holy trinity" of vegetables and spices that is fundamental to many Cuban dishes: T</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">hese are a few of the salient memories of the Cuban kitchen that listeners shared with us. Take a look at the timeline below to read stories about "cake de nata," an industrial-sized flan recipe and more.</span></p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 15:54:34 +0000 Trina Sargalski 19168 at http://blog.wlrn.org The Cuban Kitchen: Here Are Some Of Your Stories The Cuban Kitchen: Miami Blogger Cooks Her Way Through Nitza Villapol Book http://blog.wlrn.org/post/cuban-kitchen-miami-blogger-cooks-her-way-through-nitza-villapol-book <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nitza</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Villapol<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was basically the Julia Child of Cuba. She wrote dozens of editions of her cookbook, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Cocina al Minuto</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and she hosted a Cuban TV show of the same name for 45 years. In many Cuban kitchens, there's a well-worn copy of one of her cookbooks tucked in a kitchen drawer.</span></p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 11:48:03 +0000 Trina Sargalski 19406 at http://blog.wlrn.org The Cuban Kitchen: Miami Blogger Cooks Her Way Through Nitza Villapol Book The Cuban Kitchen: How Nitza Villapol Brought Mother, Daughter Closer Together http://blog.wlrn.org/post/cuban-kitchen-how-nitza-villapol-brought-mother-daughter-closer-together <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bren Herrera, 34, grew up hearing her mother, Betty, 62, tell stories about life as a young wife and mother in 1960's and 1970's Cuba, when food shortages and rationing were part of life.</span></p><p>They would both laugh over a story about a drunken chicken Betty smuggled into Havana from the countryside. (Below is the full, translated story<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, as told by Betty Herrera. The story was edited for&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">radio.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">)</span></p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 15:44:06 +0000 Trina Sargalski 19362 at http://blog.wlrn.org The Cuban Kitchen: How Nitza Villapol Brought Mother, Daughter Closer Together Photos: 'Burger Beast,' His Frita Obsession And A Frita Showdown http://blog.wlrn.org/post/photos-burger-beast-his-frita-obsession-and-frita-showdown <p>Sef Gonzalez, the man behind the local blog,&nbsp;<a href="http://burgerbeast.com/" target="_blank">Burger Beast</a>,&nbsp;is on a personal campaign to bring more <em>frita</em> awareness and appreciation to Miami.</p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Trina Sargalski 19087 at http://blog.wlrn.org Photos: 'Burger Beast,' His Frita Obsession And A Frita Showdown Eating Iguanas In Southwest Florida With Jackson Landers http://blog.wlrn.org/post/eating-iguanas-southwest-florida-jackson-landers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jackson Landers grew up in a vegetarian household. Now he hunts and butchers much of his own meat. In the past five years, he's focused on hunting and eating invasive species.</span></p><p>In his book, <a href="http://jacksonlanders.com/eating-aliens/" target="_blank"><em>Eating Aliens: One Man's Adventures Eating and Hunting Invasive Species</em></a>, ‚Äčthe 35-year-old Landers chronicles his travels around the country as he learns to hunt, butcher and eat various invasive species.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 12:27:52 +0000 Trina Sargalski 18551 at http://blog.wlrn.org Eating Iguanas In Southwest Florida With Jackson Landers Head To The Florida Keys for Beer Milkshakes http://blog.wlrn.org/post/head-florida-keys-beer-milkshakes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Combine two hot-weather refreshments, beer and ice cream, and you get a beer milkshake. Depending on your perspective, this beverage may sound either intriguing or alarming, but two restaurants in the Keys pull of the mash-up successfully.</span></p><p><a href="http://meateatery.com/" target="_blank"><strong><em>M.E.A.T. Eatery</em></strong></a><a href="http://meateatery.com/" target="_blank"><strong><em> and Taproom</em></strong></a><em>, 88005 Overseas Hwy (at MM 88), Islamorada; 305-852-3833</em></p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 12:33:16 +0000 Trina Sargalski 18185 at http://blog.wlrn.org Head To The Florida Keys for Beer Milkshakes