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  • Catch of the day: National Seafood Month

    Catch of the day: National Seafood Month
    Florida ranks among the Top 12 states for fresh seafood production, according to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Commercial fishers in the Sunshine State catch more than 84 percent of the nation's supply of grouper, pompano, mullet, stone crab, pink shrimp, spiny lobsters and Spanish mackerel. Today at OrlandoSentinel.com/thedish look for recipes, including fish tacos (pictured), that celebrate National Seafood Month. But before you drop a line, let's dish:
  • A new generation of jackfruit

    A new generation of jackfruit
    Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) is a tropical tree native to western India that has been cultivated in Florida for more than a century. But now, with superior varieties available and propagation and growing techniques updated, it's time to take...

    2 food banks vie for federal contract

    Orlando-based Second Harvest Food Bank is in the middle of a messy dispute over a federal food contract that provides canned, frozen and dry goods to the poor throughout northeast Florida. The Central Florida nonprofit normally distributes food to...

    In 'Bizarro World,' gun laws actually make sense

    Last week, I woke up in Bizzaro World. I'm sure the good folks of Boston, or just about anyone who has ever visited Beantown, would dispute that characterization. But, I was in town for a National Association of Black Journalists convention, and the...

    Test Kitchen bonus: Recipes using wild-caught Florida shrimp

    Florida shrimp adds a succulent, sweet element to summer menus. Here are three favorites from the Orlando Sentinel test kitchen files: Basil Chimichurri Grilled Gulf Shrimp Skewers 4 servings 4 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails removed 6...