Trina Sargalski

Trina Sargalski is a multimedia producer and reporter for WLRN Miami Herald News. She also writes about food as the Miami editor of Tasting Table and as the editor of Miami Dish.  

Trina has received several awards as part of the radio and web team for the "Under the Sun" series, which she helped create. She was web and radio producer of  the "Remembering Andrew" documentary, for which she won a 2013 "Best in Show" Green Eyeshade Award along with Alicia Zuckerman, Kenny Malone, Sammy Mack and the WLRN-Miami Herald News team. 

She's a Miami native who has learned to love her city just like you learn to love that pesky brother or weird relative. Trina's passions are good food and good stories.  

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Miami Dish
11:51 am
Mon March 4, 2013

'Vegan Before 6' Creator Mark Bittman On His Diet Philosophy

Journalist, New York Times columnist and cookbook author Mark Bittman
Credit Fred R. Conrad / New York Times

New York Times columnist and cookbook author Mark Bittman adopted a diet of eating plant-based foods before 6 after his doctor gave him a wakeup call about his poor health. The author still eats the cheeses and meats he can't bear to give up, if he desires, but only after 6,  and in moderation.

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Slideshow
10:00 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Unlikely Pairings: Photos from South Beach Wine & Food Festival 2013

Marlins Park and hungry fans who paid a lot of money to get in: In this case, the fans were foodies hungry for kielbasa hotdogs with giardineria (by April Bloomfield, pictured) or popcorn, peanut and caramel ice cream.
Trina Sargalski

The wine-soaked, bacon-infused, foie-gras-stuffed long weekend that was the 2013 South Beach Wine & Food Festival wrapped up yesterday. There were celebrity chef appearances, parties, tastings, chef demos, and wine pairing sessions, among other things.

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South Beach Wine & Food Festival
3:21 pm
Sat February 23, 2013

Save This List: Where Famous Chefs Eat When They Visit The South Beach Wine & Food Festival

Chef and former Top Chef contestant, Fabio Vivani, in his role as spokesman for Bertolli at the 2010 South Beach Wine & Food Festival.
Credit David Samayoa

 Chefs and food personalities flock to  Miami this week to take part in the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, which starts this Thursday. We asked some of the out-of-town chefs which Miami restaurants they want to check out while they are here:  

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South Beach Wine & Food Festival
10:00 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Why Miami Food Lovers Should Know Who Gaston Acurio Is

Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio headlines an event at this weekend's South Beach Wine & Food Festival.
Credit Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival

  If you don't know who Gaston Acurio is, chances are you will soon. The Peruvian chef, who is arguably the face of Peruvian cuisine both in his home country and around the world, visits Miami this weekend for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival.

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South Beach Wine & Food Festival
10:22 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Vegetarian Dinner at South Beach Wine & Food Festival Reflects Broader Trend

Tomato, basil and burrata salad at 1500 Degrees restaurant in Miami Beach
Credit Carolina Del Rivero

Nobu's Vegetarian Dinner is the first explicitly vegetarian event at South Beach Wine & Food Festival.

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South Beach Wine & Food Festival
6:00 am
Wed February 20, 2013

South Beach Wine & Food Festival: Then & Now

Stock photo of 2010 South Beach Wine & Food Festival
Credit Trina Sargalski

Thursday is the first day of the 2013 South Beach Wine & Food Festival. In our interactive timeline (below), we take a look back at the indulgent and now-famous South Beach Wine & Food Festival last year, in 2005 and back in 2001, when it was still known as the "Florida Extravaganza."

How have ticket prices, visiting chefs, food trends and popular events changed (or not changed) over the years?

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Arts
10:00 am
Thu February 7, 2013

Chefs Help You Decide Where to Eat In Miami

A screen shot from Chefs Feed
Credit Chefs Feed

 A couple of free Smartphone apps give the lowdown on where chefs like to eat, providing an alternative to reviews on Yelp and Google. The Chefs Feed app and the Find. Eat. Drink.  app/website give  recommendations from chefs for the curious eater who wants to know about the hole-in-the-wall spots favored by chefs Jose Mendin of Pubbelly or Michelle Bernstein of Michy's.  The apps are also a good resource for out-of-towners visiting during South Florida's busy tourism season.

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Miami Dish
10:00 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Interview: Overtown Music Project’s Amy Rosenberg

Amy Rosenberg

In this occasional column, we chat with people in South Florida who don’t work in the food business about what and where they eat.  

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Food
10:00 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Hedy Goldsmith, Pastry Chef At Michael's Genuine, And Her Magical Easy-Bake Oven

A 1964 Kenner Easy-Bake oven as photographed for an eBay auction.
Credit "Titominny" / eBay

Hedy Goldsmith recalls her first efforts at baking -- with the Easy-Bake Oven, in her new cookbook -- Baking Out Loud: Fun Desserts with Big Flavors.

We spoke with Goldsmith, executive pastry chef at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, about her new Easy-Bake Oven and about holiday baking.

Goldsmith recently got a 1964 Easy Bake Oven with the original cake mixes:

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Art Basel 2012
2:42 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Pop-up Restaurants A-Popping During Art Basel

Michael's Genuine Food and Drink staff put the final touches on the pop-up MGFD Cafe at Design Miami.
Credit Jose Felix Perez

Along with the ever-expanding constellation of art fairs and gallery events during Art Basel, pop-ups are mushrooming at this time of year, including bars, shops and restaurants.

Pop-up restaurants have been trending in Miami and around the country for years now. The term "pop-up" restaurant has typically meant that the eating location is temporary, whether it's open one night or multiple nights.

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End of the Line
7:22 am
Tue December 4, 2012

End of the Line: Velvet Rope

Kenny Malone with Alan T in front of the Club Space VIP door. Kenny wears the questionable outfit mentioned in the piece.
Trina Sargalski

Love it or hate it, nightlife is huge here.  And one person determines whether you go home in shame or spend the night in glory.  The doorman.

We asked Under the Sun’s assistant producers, Trina Sargalski and Kenny Malone, to capture the drama of the Velvet Rope.  Little did they know, they’d get roped in, themselves.

Look here for an animated version of their adventure.

Art Basel 2012
11:00 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Overtown Participates In Art Basel On A Grand Scale

Credit "F053" by Olalekan Jeyifous (Art Africa Miami Arts Fair)

Overtown artists have participated in Art Basel with showings and events in the neighborhood in past years. However, this is the second year that the neighborhood participates on a grander scale.

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Sounds of Basel
2:15 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

What Does Fania Records Have To Do With Art Basel Miami?

The musicians of Fania Records include Celia Cruz, Hector Lavoe, Ruben Blades and Ismael Miranda.
Credit Fania Records

The legendary salsa label hosts a free music and art event at PAX in Little Havana during Art Basel Wednesday, Dec.5 through Saturday, Dec. 8.

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Art Basel 2012
12:07 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Seven Signs That Art Basel Miami Is Almost Here

A geodesic dome under construction in the Design District before Art Basel Miami 2011.
Credit Trina Sargalski

You may notice a growing buzz of activity--especially in Midtown, the Design District and Miami Beach--that signals that a week (or more) of art appreciation, parties and sensory overload is almost here. The height of activity is next Wednesday, Dec. 5 through Sunday, Dec. 9, but gallery openings and other events are already starting.

Below are are seven signs that Art Basel is upon us.

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Miami Book Fair International
1:00 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Excerpt From My Key West Kitchen By Norman Van Aken And Justin Van Aken

Credit Kyle Books

In My Key West Kitchen: Recipes and Stories, father-and-son chefs Norman Van Aken and Justin Van Aken present recipes inspired by Key West foods their family has relished throughout the decades, including Captain Tony's Sunday Fish Fry, Dennis Pharmacy Navy Bean Soup and The Midget's Brunswick Stew.

The Midget was one of the first places Norman Van Aken cooked in Key West after arriving from Illinois. 

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