Norman Van Aken Talks Meringues

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.”   The most French expression of meringues in classical gastronomy might be “Ouefs a la Niege.” The translation is “eggs in snow” from the visual look of … Continue reading Norman Van Aken Talks Meringues

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Recipe: Hush Puppies from Norman Van Aken’s Florida Kitchen

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.”   When I was asked to help organize a dinner with some other James Beard Award–winning chefs to cook at the James Beard House in New York … Continue reading Recipe: Hush Puppies from Norman Van Aken’s Florida Kitchen

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

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

Norman Van Aken’s Florida Kitchen

“The big dog of Florida cooking.”—Anthony Bourdain “An excellent collection of recipes that showcase the abundance of seafood and fresh produce of Florida combined with Cuban, Caribbean, and South American influences.”—Emeril Lagasse “Van Aken describes the rich culinary roots and historical traditions of Florida’s cuisine. I have an exceptionally deep craving to try these recipes … Continue reading Norman Van Aken’s Florida Kitchen

Archaeological Perspectives on the French in the New World

“This book has essentially created a new field of study with a surprising range of insights on the ethnicity, class, gender, and foodways of French speakers of European and African descent adapting to life under British, Spanish, or American political regimes.”—Gregory A. Waselkov, author of A Conquering Spirit: Fort Mims and the Redstick War of … Continue reading Archaeological Perspectives on the French in the New World

Review Roundup

University Press of Florida books have received lots of positive attention recently.   In an interview with Cathy Salustri about her book, Backroads of Paradise: A Journey to Rediscover Old Florida, the New York Times notes the author “delights in letting people know that to really discover Florida, you have to turn off the congested Interstates and explore the state’s … Continue reading Review Roundup