Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Longboat Key & Sarasota: A Culinary Journey

A Culinary Journey to Longboat Key, Florida
January 19 - 31, 2016

will be touring the Longboat Key area along Florida's Gulf coast from January 19 - 31, 2016. 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 Sarasota. We'll then journey up to Anna Maria Island, home to West Florida's Top Restaurant, Beach Bistro, owned by Canadian Sean Murphy, then south to Venice, as we explore the diverse culinary influences and regional ingredients of Florida's diverse cuisine. From the Spanish settlers in the early 16th century to the Cuban, Caribbean and African immigrants, the rich fusion of exotic and complex cuisines has created a food culture that continues to evolve, in addition to native seafood specialties such as conch, grouper, snapper, and pompano along with unique local dishes like swamp cabbage, ceviche, and Key lime pie.
 So grab your appetite as we head south for ten days of sun, sand and culinary snooping!