You don’t have to tell us that the Sunshine State – and Orlando, for that matter – consists of a flourishing culinary scene, one that’s continuing to reach new heights. But as a recent article in The Wall Street Journal confers (“Is Florida the Next Foodie Hot Spot?”), that’s the question at hand.
To give Florida’s farm-to-table scene a bit of love, the article surrounds locavore-centric cookbook Field to Feast: Recipes Celebrating Florida Farmers, Chefs and Artisans (reviewed here by us in November 2012), which was co-authored by Pam Brandon and Katie Farmand (of Edible Orlando), and Heather McPherson (food editor at the Orlando Sentinel).
The story also mentions Emeril Lagasse’s Cooking Channel show Emeril’s Florida, while making shout-outs to Orlando chefs including James and Julie Petrakis (The Ravenous Pig), Scott Hunnel (Victoria & Albert’s) and Norman Van Aken (Norman’s).
While we’ve been long doting on our local farmers, chefs and restaurants, we’re glad to see the rest of the country is taking note that Florida can handle its own in the culinary arena.
Visit The Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog to read the full article.
We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.
Email us at email@example.com.
Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.
Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.
Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.
Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.