“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
“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
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
Wholesome meals made with fresh, local ingredients are what Shrimp Country is all about. “Mom’s Shrimp,” the dish on the cover of the book, embodies both southern cooking and coastal living. From a “comfy little dollhouse of a restaurant” called Glow in Rockport, Texas, this dish offers all the comforts of home. Chef Karey Lynn Butterworth’s mother passed … Continue reading Recipe from Shrimp Country: Mom’s Shrimp
Is wintry weather arriving in your part of the world? Do you wish you could travel to Florida and enjoy its famous sunny climate? Or maybe you’re a newcomer to the Sunshine State and you’re ready to explore your new surroundings. Maybe you’ve even lived in Florida your whole life, but you want to find … Continue reading Take a Food Tour of Florida!
Throughout the past year, our authors have received due recognition for their labors of love. Below, we celebrate a year of reviews in top publications across the country for our wide ranging collection of titles, from cookbooks and history to photography and sports. Take a look at why these books have caught the attention of some … Continue reading 2014 Review Recap: Celebrating the Year’s Outstanding Books
We're gearing up for the holiday season, and we don't want you to miss one moment of it! We have books for every reader, and with our cooking, dance, photography, art, and history books (just to name a few), it's hard to know where to begin. So we recently put together this great Holiday Gift Guide to … Continue reading Holidays are Here Again, So Give the Gift of Books to Them!