1. Sucré Table owner and pastry chef Brenda Villacorta, left, and her mother, Giovanna Castro, pose for a portrait at the shop in Tampa in March.
  2. Tampa Bay Times staffer Mari Faiello makes pizzelle every Christmas with her grandmother. They use a family recipe for the popular Italian waffle cookies.
  3. A cheeseburger served at El Cap restaurant in St. Petersburg. It’s fresh, charred, tangy and savory. It’s big enough, but not an unwieldy mess. The fatty burger juice increasingly soaks the bottom bun as the meal progresses.
  4. Though some of the macarons that Joshua Pramis makes are very elaborate, all start with egg whites, sugar and cream of tartar.
  5. Grocery prices have risen some 13 percent, according to government reports, and bird flu has made turkey prices soar. But there are ways to curb your spending without curbing your appetite for a hearty Thanksgiving meal.
  6. A volunteer in 2020 takes turkeys and other meats from the freezer to distribute during the food drive and food distribution operation at Metropolitan Ministries' holiday tent in Tampa.
  7. Author Julie Powell attends the premiere of "Julie & Julia" at The Ziegfeld Theatre, in New York in 2009. Powell, who became an internet darling after blogging for a year about making every recipe in Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking,” leading to a book deal and a film adaptation, has died at age 49.
  8. Take time on a Sunday to make this pasta sauce, with or without short ribs.
  9. Broth Bomb seasonings, made by a Dunedin company, come in various flavors for use as a soup or stew starter.
  10. Focaccia bread made from scratch
  11. Brothers Steven, Paul, and Vinny DeCosmo pose for a portrait during a soft opening at the new DeCosmo Italian Market on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 in Pinellas Park.
  12. Two Graces in St. Petersburg is being sold to new owners and has closed.
  13. Lucas Ebert holds up a freshly gathered scallop while on a chartered boat trip with tourists in Crystal River on Aug. 8.
  14. Fish a la Spetsiota, made with a local catch.
  15. Big Green Egg cookers, created by Ed Fisher in the early 1970s, are now sold in more than 3,000 stores in the United States and in 50 other countries.
  16. The meat from bone-in pork butt can be purposed in a number of ways.
  17. Prep makes Death by Chocolate an easy treat.
  18. A Gorgonzola salad is served at Bonu' Taverna, a new Italian restaurant in St. Petersburg.
  19. Easy lobster bisque
  20. Basque Burnt Cheesecake is among the desserts served at Cafe Gala in the Dali Museum.
  21. Celebrity chef Alton Brown is bringing his live comedy and cooking show, "Alton Brown Live: Beyond the Eats," to the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday. He has been tweeting for restaurant recommendations in the Tampa Bay area.
  22. An assortment of chocolates and chocolate flavored wine on display at Sweet Divas Chocolates in St. Petersburg on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022.
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