Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Longboat Key and South Florida - A Culinary Journey

A Culinary Journey to Longboat Key, Florida
Feb 22, 2011 - Mar 4, 2011

will be touring the Longboat Key area along Florida's Gulf of Mexico coast from Feb 22, 2011 to Mar 4, 2011. Join me online each day as we journey through Longboat Key, Anna Maria Island and Sarasota, capturing the cultural and culinary pulse of this little corner of paradise, renowned for it's sugar-sand beaches, fabulous cuisine, stunning Spanish style architecture and thriving theatre arts scene.

Our Culinary Journey will take us from Longboat Key to St Armand's Circle and across Sarasota Bay for an evening with Giuliano Hazan, famed cookbook author and son of Italian culinary icon, Marcella Hazan, for a hands-on cooking class with Giuliano in his own home. Then we'll journey from Anna Maria Island, home to West Florida's Top Restaurant, Beach Bistro, owned by Canadian Sean Murphy, then south to Naples, as we explore the diverse culinary influences and regional ingredients of 'Floribbean' cuisine, including 
unique regional specialties such as swamp cabbage, conch chowder and key lime pie. So grab your appetite as we head south for ten days of sun, sand and culinary snooping!

Food is our common ground, a universal experience.
 – James Beard