Norman Van Aken Talks Kitchen Lingo

By Norman Van Aken, author of Norman Van Aken’s Florida Kitchen A version of this article first appeared on Norman Van Aken’s WLRN program “A Word on Food.”    Lingo, as defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is a : a foreign language b : the special vocabulary of a particular field of interest c : … Continue reading Norman Van Aken Talks Kitchen Lingo

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Zombies

“A compelling account of the zombi as an anthropological reality and evocative symbol of a state of dispossession, desperation, and death.”—Roger Luckhurst, author of Zombies: A Cultural History “An adventurer’s anthropological quest offering a novel description of the contemporary zombie.”—Sarah J. Lauro, author of The Transatlantic Zombie: Slavery, Rebellion, and Living Death   “Displays an empathy for … Continue reading Zombies

2017 Organic Food and Farming Summit

Last week, we attended the inaugural Organic Food and Farming Summit hosted by Florida Organic Growers in Gainesville, Florida. We had a great time showing off our colorful selection of books on cooking, food, and foodways in Florida. We enjoyed meeting many of the state's organic growers and advocates, some of whom even found their … Continue reading 2017 Organic Food and Farming Summit

Wildfire and the Florida Outdoors

Written by Terri Mashour, author of Backcountry Trails of Florida: A Guide to Hiking Florida’s Water Management Districts A version of this article first appeared on http://www.fun4firstcoastkids.com. I am a Florida fire ecologist by trade. I worked for almost ten years at the St. Johns River Water Management District and my job was a Land … Continue reading Wildfire and the Florida Outdoors

Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance 2017

Last week, the University Press of Florida traveled to New Orleans, Louisiana, to attend the 2017 Southern Independent Bookseller's Alliance Discovery Show. We had a great time meeting with indie booksellers from across the South and showing off our newest books. Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth! Here are some of the … Continue reading Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance 2017

Florida’s Historical Amnesia and the Real History of Miami

Written by Andrew K. Frank, author of Before the Pioneers: Indians, Settlers, Slaves, and the Founding of Miami   History is as much about remembering the past as it is about forgetting it. In this regard, Miamians have done more of the latter than the former, engaging in a peculiar form of historic amnesia that … Continue reading Florida’s Historical Amnesia and the Real History of Miami

Backcountry Trails of Florida

“A revelation for hikers. Mashour knows the backcountry of Florida like few others.”—Robert Silk, author of An Ecotourist’s Guide to the Everglades and the Florida Keys   “Provides detailed trail directions, a descriptive sense of each ecosystem, and don’t-miss highlights.”—Michal Strutin, author of Florida State Parks: A Complete Recreation Guide   Experience wild Florida with this guide … Continue reading Backcountry Trails of Florida