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Michelle Stark - Times Food and Lifestyle Editor

Times Food and Lifestyle Editor

My reputation is Lady With Snacks in Her Purse at All Times. I’m constantly thinking about my next meal, sometimes while eating my current meal. So it’s fitting that I became the Tampa Bay Times food editor in 2015, taking on the role of sharing culinary joy with you through recipes and stories about our community. I cook almost daily, mostly simple dinners and lots of carbs (I’ve mastered homemade pizza dough) - all of it from scratch. I grew up in Florida, graduating from the University of South Florida in 2010 and joining the Times that same year. I own far too many pairs of boots for someone who has never lived in a state with seasons.

  1. Meatballs with fennel and lentils
  2. Strawberry chocolate tea cakes
  3. Honey soy chicken thigh
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  5. Charred romaine salad at Brick & Mortar in St. Petersburg
  6. A collage of some postcards for our iconic restaurants list.
  7. Turkey Meatballs with hummus and an herby salad
  8. Dishes from some of Tampa Bay's most iconic restaurants.
  9. The Instant Pot Duo Nova model
  10. Kale Pesto Pasta
  11. Tequila-based cocktails at Red Mesa Cantina, the downtown offshoot at Red Mesa, which just got its own liquor license.
  12. Roast pork and yellow rice at La Teresita.
  13. Orlando Pride served at STK Orlando at Disney Springs in Orlando, Florida on Jan. 19, 2017.
  14. Winter citrus salad with blood oranges, fennel and kale
  15. A hot bowl of matzo ball soup at Cass Street Deli.
  16. Carrot coconut soup with crispy shallots and chili oil. [Michelle Stark   |   TIMES]
  17. Crispy Parmesan Waffles, with a side of egg
  18. Grand Central Brewhouse is bringing a taproom, beer garden and restaurant to St. Petersburg's Grand Central District in 2020.
  19. Chestnut blondies
  20. Chicken and wild rice soup
  21. Rosemary shortbread
  22. Raspberry Gin Punch