Michelle Stark, Food Editor

Michelle Stark

Food 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.

8 facts about Walt Disney World’s luxury Golden Oak neighborhood

Summerhouse, the private club at Golden Oak at Walt Disney World. (Photo by Michelle Stark, Tampa Bay Times)
The exclusive community on Disney property is tucked away near Magic Kingdom.

This dinner series set in Walt Disney World’s most exclusive neighborhood tells a story through whimsical dishes

Dessert, a chocolate peanut butter concoction made to look like the hat that Timothy the mouse wears in Dumbo. Part of the Delicious Disney chef series at Golden Oak at Walt Disney World. (Walt Disney World)
The elaborate Delicious Disney dinners are aimed at the Mouse House’s most loyal fans.

Bread crumbs are not just for coating chicken, like in this cauliflower-cannellini bean recipe

Cauliflower and Cannellini Beans with Pumpernickel Bread Crumbs. Photo by Michelle Stark, Times Food and Lifestyle Editor.
Pumpernickel crumbs are mixed with butter and seasonings, and used as a crunchy topper.

Looking for an Easter lamb dish? Try this spiced stew

Moroccan Lamb Stew.
It cooks in one pot, so cleanup is easy.

All-vegan spot Dixie Dharma joins Armature Works’ Heights Public Market

All-vegan spot Dixie Dharma is now open in Armature Works. (Photo courtesy of Armature Works)
The plant-based restaurant has gained a following in Orlando.