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Michael's on East's November Epicurean Menu Shines a Light on Greece

The three-course, prix fixe menu is inspired by co-proprietor Michael Klauber's recent cruise to the Greek islands.

11/28/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

Don't miss the Grilled Cheese Festival, Paul Reiser at the Van Wezel and the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's performance of Guys and Dolls.

11/17/2022 By Bethany Ritz

Turkey Twist

How Immigrants Blend American Thanksgiving Dishes With Their Own Culinary Traditions

We talked to six locals who moved here from elsewhere about how they celebrate this very American holiday.

11/15/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Pass The Crabs

This Thanksgiving, Swap the Turkey for Stone Crabs

Crack open a new tradition.

11/08/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Pinkies Up

In Sarasota-Manatee, Tea Shops Marry Tradition With Modernity

Why the age-old beverage still matters today, according to Sarasota-Manatee tea house owners.

09/19/2022 By Laura Paquette

Fake It Till You Bake It

Five Excellent Cookbooks That'll Get You Cooking in No Time

Chop, fry and bake to your heart's content with the simple techniques and recipes found in these essential cookbooks.

07/27/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Recipe

These Almond and Orange Blossom Crinkle Cookies Taste Like Sunshine

If you love the flavor of orange, these delicious—and simple—cookies are for you.

12/23/2021 By Megan McDonald

Making Spirits Bright

Homemade Irish Cream Is an Excellent (and Easy) Holiday Gift

Make this, then bask in the knowledge that you're the best gift-giver of the year.

12/20/2021 By Megan McDonald

It's beginning to smell a lot like Christmas

I Tried My Hand at Making Swedish Braid Bread, My Family's Favorite Holiday Treat

Enjoying this dense, cardamom-flavored bread is an annual tradition in my family. It can be in yours, too.

12/10/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Christmastime Is Here

You Need to Try My Mom's Sugar Cookie Recipe

Why? Because it's the best.

11/30/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Recipes

This Vegan Chili Is Perfect for Thanksgiving

Coriander, cumin and garlic tie together this bean-based chili from Leaf & Lentil.

11/16/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Must Make

You Have to Try This Creamy Vegan Soup From Lauren Boehme of Rabbit & Wolves

Lauren Boehme runs the popular vegan food blog Rabbit & Wolves and lives in Sarasota.

10/15/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Soup, There It Is

Sweet Potato Ginger Soup is an Ode to Autumn

A Selva Grill chef shares the recipe for a creamy soup that balances sweetness with spice.

10/08/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Q&A

This New Cookbook Is All About Middle Eastern Desserts

Author Salma Hage answers questions about her latest book, "Middle Eastern Sweets: Desserts, Pastries, Creams & Treats."

08/17/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Juicy fruit

Watermelon Season Is Upon Us. Here's How to Make the Best of It.

We asked the experts at Detwiler's Farm Market how to pick a ripe watermelon, and compiled a handful of tasty watermelon recipes.

06/07/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein

Trend Report

We Made TikTok's Famous Baked Feta Pasta

This pasta dish has gone viral on the social media platform. Our writer wanted to see if it was worth the hype.

06/03/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Aldi Aficionado

New Cookbook Offers Tips on What to Make With Your Aldi Haul

Sarasota recently got its first Aldi. If you need ideas for what to pick up, consider grabbing Jeanette Hurt's new cookbook.

02/23/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Making Spirits Bright

Take Off the Chill with a Seasonal Cocktail from Sage

Master mixologist Cliseria Padilla-Flores shares what inspires her and a recipe for boozy champurrado, a Mexican hot chocolate.

12/22/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Good Bones

A Case For the Healing Power of Chicken Feet

Our writer uses local chicken feet from Grove Ladder Farm to make nourishing bone broth.

12/04/2020 By Isaac Eger