By Katherine Kallergis Along with Books & Books, longtime Miami chef Allen Susser and chef Sam Gorenstein teamed up in mid-June to host a sustainable seafood dinner at the Cafe at Books & Books. The duo served wahoo, tuna and mahi, all caught off Key Biscayne the day before, at the communal dinner at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. Allen, a member of the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Blue Ribbon Task Force, discussed the importance of sustainable fishing and seafood consumption throughout the five-course dinner, which began with fried pickles and salted mahi with fried green bananas – all paired with sustainable wines. A portion of the proceeds from the evening benefitted the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California, and The Fishing Experience, a program that works with South Florida’s youth to teach them about fishing. The Books & Books cafe hosts Susser’s vegetarian farm-to-table dinners, sourced from the adjacent farmers market, every Monday; this summer’s was the first sustainable seafood dinner. The dinner menu included grilled wahoo with oranges, olive oil, mint, lemon and peppers; pistachio-crusted mahi served with mangoes; and ceviche – served family-style at a communal table. Gorenstein, formerly of BLT Steak and Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, is now co-founder, COO, and executive chef of My Ceviche, a casual dining cevicheria in Miami. The chef, along with Susser and “Captain Mike” were part...Read More
Here’s a tasty idea: Take Mom on a culinary tour somewhere she’s never been – or in her backyard. In the Spring Issue of Florida Food & Farm, read about several tours available in Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Miami’s Little Havana and the Wynwood District – and over in Naples as well. Guests on these tours not only get a taste of a local area, but learn of its culture and what contributed to those foods, as well. Pick up a copy, or read the story here, in our digital version....Read More
By Cassie Peters Last week, John Rife, owner and founder of East End Market, announced the dates for the second annual Florida Local Food Summit. The three-day event will be held Sept. 18-20, 2015, at the Straughn IFAS Extension Center in Gainesville Florida. The summit is organized by East End Market, Local Roots Farm-to Restaurant Distribution and Local Roots Farm Store, and Florida Organic Growers. If you’re interested in farming, food policy, and strengthening Florida’s food system, mark your calendar – this is an event you don’t want to miss. The Florida Local Food Summit will feature fantastic speakers, including local and national farm and...Read More
Growing Broward will sponsor the inaugural Farm-to-Table Bus Tour Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, starting in Wilton Manors and culminating with a dinner on the farm at Eucalyptus Gardens.
Along with tours of four farms as well as an on-farm dinner made from the harvests, master farmer and co-founder of Growing Florida, Michael Madfish will speak on (…)Read More