| May 21, 2010
| 6:17 PM
There was the assault on trans-fats. A new law requiring calorie counts on menus. A county in California that banned toys in too-fatty kids' meals. And now there's a war on sodium.
It's no wonder the food industry is hurrying to outrun the increasingly...
| Jan 6, 2011
| 7:59 PM
With a wave of his new gubernatorial wand as if he were casting off an evil spell over Florida's economy, Rick Scott's first move was to freeze all pending state business regulations.
It marked the beginning of the new governor's mission to...
| Jan 28, 2011
Welcome to the Foodies, our annual celebration of the Central Florida dining scene. It's a smorgasbord that features quick serve to haute cuisine and everything in between. In Calendar and in Sunday's Travel & Arts, I weigh in weekly with my opinion about...
| Apr 18, 2012
I came home reeking of Duck Fat Fries and Crispy 4-Cheese and Chive Grit Cakes. Or maybe it was the Venison Loin over Spring Asparagus with Wild Lobster Mushrooms, Gruyere and Cypress Flake Salt. Or the House-Smoked Angus Beef Short-Rib Bacon.
| Mar 16, 2013
Occasionally, alert readers can catch a glimpse of the inner workings of the Postcards from Florida column, pull away the curtain to look behind the scenes at the creative process.
Often, there's some culinary motivation involved. At other times, the...
| Mar 22, 2013
B&B Junction in Winter Park is one of the latest eateries to jump on the farm-to-table bandwagon and it may be the first burger joint to do so.
A blackboard showcases the farms of the moment. On a recent visit beef was sourced from Nine's Mine Ranch...
| Dec 7, 2012
With this week's opening of the new Fantasyland, dining options have expanded for guests at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom theme park.
Be Our Guest Restaurant is an expansive and well-coiffed French eatery based on the animated movie "Beauty and...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 6:48 AM
Come Sunday our evenings will be a little brighter with the advent of daylight-saving time. Here are 15 places in — or very near — downtown Orlando that are great for alfresco meals. Each has its own personality and pluses.
Citrus, 821 N....
| Oct 18, 2013
Pizza is a year-round comfort food favorite, but I'd wager there's an uptick in demand with fall tailgates and after-school activities.
But for those who live with food allergies, even simple comfort foods, such as pizza, are off the table. For example,...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 6:48 AM
The taste is not the only complex thing about a quality wine. College courses can be taught about the distinctions between regions and wineries in France alone, not to mention the rest of the world. Aside from the actual drinking of the stuff, it's hard...
| Nov 29, 2013
The Thanksgiving tables have been cleared. The leftovers are packed in the refrigerator. And party planners have turned their thoughts to the remaining days of Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year's celebrations.
But for many it's hard to give up...