Monday, October 15, 2018

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What’s on stage this week: 'The Play That Goes Wrong,' Florida Orchestra does Harry Potter

What’s on stage this week: 'The Play That Goes Wrong,' Florida Orchestra does Harry Potter

In one play, everything goes wrong on purpose. Plus, the Florida Orchestra tackles Harry Potter, and Edgar Allen Poe and Emily Dickinson meet, defying the odds.
Published: 10/10/18
No claws for concern? Hurricane Michael could be good news for stone crab season.

No claws for concern? Hurricane Michael could be good news for stone crab season.

Florida stone crabs just can’t catch a break. Last year, the season started strong but traps swiftly dried up, the season limping along with very low numbers and high prices. And this year, in anticipation of Monday’s season opening, we&...
Published: 10/10/18
With something as simple as socks, Plant City ministry brings smiles to those in need

With something as simple as socks, Plant City ministry brings smiles to those in need

A year ago, members of the First Baptist Church of Durant in Plant City gathered to brainstorm ideas to help the community.They wanted to do something different. Kevin Wynne, senior pastor at the church, mentioned socks.In its first year, the resulti...
Published: 10/10/18
We asked German people what they think of American Oktoberfest

We asked German people what they think of American Oktoberfest

For one, don’t wear fake lederhosen. For two, the celebration is way better in Germany, and caters to a younger crowd.
Published: 10/09/18
Here’s where to party for Oktoberfest in Tampa Bay

Here’s where to party for Oktoberfest in Tampa Bay

From steins to dancing to traditional foods, there’s no shortage of ways to celebrate the season.
Published: 10/09/18
Pizza is better made with New York water. Here’s how we know.

Pizza is better made with New York water. Here’s how we know.

ST. PETERSBURG — It’s the water. It has been the mantra of New York City pizzerias and bagel bakeries for decades. It is why my overhead compartment smells strongly of garlic and onion on flights south from LaGuardia or JFK; it is why To...
Published: 10/08/18
Never made fresh pasta before? You donít know what youíre missing

Never made fresh pasta before? You donít know what youíre missing

This is usually how it goes on pasta night: You grab a box of Barilla from the pantry. You debate how much spaghetti to pour out, ultimately overestimate and drop a large handful of stick-straight noodles into a pot of boiling water. Maybe you spent ...
Published: 10/10/18

One of my new go-to side dishes is Italian rice or risotto. I usually buy boxed mixes for quick fixings and add herbs, mushrooms, green vegetables or other flavorings to jazz it up a bit. The rice in risotto seems a little more al dente than traditio...
Published: 09/26/18
Updated: 10/08/18
For a nutty, risotto-style dish, reach for the farro

For a nutty, risotto-style dish, reach for the farro

Italian farrotto is essentially a risotto-style dish made with farro in place of the usual Arborio rice. Although it is made with a similar method, farroís more robust, nutty flavor gives the dish new dimension. But because much of farroís starch is ...
Published: 10/10/18
From the food editor: Tahini brings new flavor to cooking

From the food editor: Tahini brings new flavor to cooking

Sometimes, you discover an ingredient and wonder, "How did I ever go so long without you in my life?"For me, that ingredient is tahini. Okay, I didnít really discover it; I discovered Molly Yeh, a blogger and cookbook author who Iíve written about be...
Published: 10/09/18
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