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  1. Interview: Julia Child's great-nephew Alex Prud'homme on his new book, 'The French Chef in America'


    By Ileana Morales Valentine

    Times Correspondent

    Alex Prud'homme, a journalist and the great-nephew of Julia Child, co-wrote his great-aunt's 2007 memoir, My Life in France. Now, Prud'homme has written The French Chef in America, which is described as the story of Child's "second act."

    Alex Prud'homme
  2. South Tampa shared kitchen has become a springboard for bay area culinary businesses


    Every weekday morning, Debbie Nibbs gets to the South Tampa kitchen she shares with dozens of other people at 5:30 a.m.

    Kristin Witts, a 23-year catering veteran, runs the South Tampa location.
  3. From the food editor: Six things you need to know about Ina Garten


    Poised, composed and classy, she is a celebrity chef in a way many celebrity chefs are not. She doesn't do a ton of publicity, she doesn't have eight different shows on the Food Network — heck, she reportedly doesn't even watch her own show.

    And she cooks for the people.

    Ina Garten is coming to the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa on Nov. 2.
  4. The Dish: Sea Salt owner and chef Fabrizio Aielli on Italian food in America, fresh ingredients and more


    Fabrizio Aielli wants people to know that Italian cooking is more than long pasta swimming in red sauce.

    Fabrizio Aielli and his wife, Ingrid, pose with a catch of the day at Sea Salt restaurant at Sundial in St. Petersburg.
  5. Interview: Ina Garten, a.k.a. the Barefoot Contessa, dishes before Straz Center show


    To many of us she is just Ina. We know she dotes on her husband, Jeffrey, as if she's a newlywed. (She's not.) We know she loves Paris, Thanksgiving, farmers markets and entertaining. We've seen her kitchen in the Hamptons (gorgeous) and what her garden looks like in summer (scary gorgeous).

    CHUCK GONZALES   |   Special to the Times
  6. Treat yourself to the occasional Frozen Bulletproof Coffee


    I love coffee. My standard order is simple: coffee with milk, no sugar.

    Frozen Bulletproof Coffee gets its creaminess from coconut oil.
  7. Edamame Quinoa Salad With Tangy Vinaigrette sturdy and savory


    I'm a fan of stocking my kitchen with healthy, nutrient-dense ingredients that can be used on the fly on those busy days when 5 p.m. sneaks up without notice. Even if I pay a little more at the store for "healthy convenience food," I'm still coming out ahead, financially and health-wise, if it keeps me from ordering …

    Try edamame in a salad with quinoa. You could also eat them plain, or add them to soup or hummus.
  8. Can food be considered art? Tampa Bay Times art and food critics weigh in


    The art critic and the food critic, separated by a low cubicle wall, began a conversation weeks before the Dalí Museum's "Ferran Adria: The Invention of Food" exhibition debuted. Considered perhaps the greatest living chef, Adria was at the helm of the Spanish avant-garde restaurant elBulli until it closed in 2011. …

    WAYNE BREZINKA   |   Special to the Times
  9. Five ideas for pumpkin treats that aren't pie: Hummus, nut bread and more


    I think pumpkin is gross. But with pumpkin craft beer on grocery store end caps and pumpkin spice coffee everywhere you go, it can be surprising that actual gourds don't taste as good as they look. They're a festive fall decoration, sure, and they look great on the cover of food magazines, but when was the last time you …

    Maple Pumpkin Nut Loaf is like banana nut bread but even easier.
  10. From the food editor: Expand your view of food with this discussion, and this recipe


    I hope you are ready to expand your mind with this week's Taste section.

    This New England Clam Chowder was inspired by a recipe by Jos? Andr?s.

New #CookClub recipe: White Chicken Chili

This is a hearty and warming stew for this time of year.