Staying in on New Year's Eve? Here's a Great Recipe for You

Here are the foods you should eat to start the New Year--and a delicious recipe, too.

12/29/2015 By Judi Gallagher


Strawberry Kumquat Salad, Oh My!

Robin Draper of Authentic Florida dishes out a delicious Strawberry Kumquat Salad recipe featuring fresh Florida seasonal produce.

03/01/2015 By Robin Draper


Authentic Florida Valentine's Day Cookies

Just in time for Valentine's Day: Festive Authentic Florida cookies.

02/11/2015 By Robin Draper


Recipe: Authentic Florida's Sour Orange Pie

Learn how to make this sour orange pie recipe just in time for the holidays using fresh Florida oranges and lemons

12/18/2014 By Robin Draper


Authentic Dade City, Where the Kumquat Rules

Welcome to Dade City where Florida southern charm combines hospitality, history and a “golden gem” known as the kumquat.

10/23/2014 By Robin Draper


Recipe: Fins at Sharky’s on the Pier’s Cazuela de Mariscos

we’d like to share this recipe for a popular Fins dish. The dish is called Cazuela de Mariscos

10/01/2014 By Bobbilynn Hollifield


Authentic Shrimp and Cabbage Salad

This authentic Shrimp Salad is as easy as it gets and healthy too, using fresh Gulf shrimp and cabbage flavored by a delicious marinade.

08/25/2014 By Robin Draper


Authentic Mango Ice Cream

Florida mangos are in season and mango ice cream is the perfect dessert to help you cool down. No machine required!

08/08/2014 By Robin Draper


Florida Mango Mania Road Trip!

Mangos - rich and exotic - bursting with flavor, and considered the “crown jewel” of Florida’s tropical fruits

07/16/2014 By Robin Draper


Where and What to Eat for the Fourth of July

Chef Judi's picks for exactly where and what to eat on the Fourth of July in Sarasota, plus a recipe for corn with cilantro-lime butter.

07/01/2014 By Judi Gallagher


Florida Tomato-Ricotta Tart

I love Florida tomatoes, especially when they are in season. This super flavorful tart is fast, simple and good with almost any main dish.

06/11/2014 By Robin Draper


Fresh Florida Blueberry and Peach Cobbler

When fresh Florida blueberries and peaches are in season, this fruit cobbler is as good as it gets - just like grandma would have made.

05/14/2014 By Robin Draper


It's Time to Pick Florida Blueberries!

Now is the perfect time to grab your buckets and pick those precious Florida blueberries

05/05/2014 By Robin Draper


Florida Orange Pound Cake

As the citrus season wraps up, Authentic Florida whips up an old favorite, Orange Pound Cake.

04/27/2014 By Robin Draper


Simply Divine Tangerine Pudding

Nothing tastes like Florida more than citrus - especially this sweet, tangy divine dessert

02/24/2014 By Robin Draper


Authentic Florida Strawberry Jam

Looking for a special way to say “I love you” from Florida? Strawberries are in season and Valentine's Day is a great time to create a special gift

02/11/2014 By Robin Draper


Authentic Florida Voted Best Food Blog

Authentic Florida, created by Sarasota native Robin Draper was recently voted Best Food Blog by the 2014 Florida Bloggers Conference in Orlando.

02/05/2014 By Robin Draper


Florida Carrot, Orange and Ginger Soup

Time for some hot soup? Try this Florida Carrot, Orange and Ginger soup, a flavorful combination of veggies and citrus using fresh Florida ingredients.

01/29/2014 By Robin Draper


Florida Orange Pound Cake with Strawberries

This mouth-watering dessert packs double freshness from Authentic Florida

01/15/2014 By Robin Draper


Refresh and Renew in 2014

Ready to start the new year with re-newed inspiration? Check out Authentic Florida's tips for getting off to a re-energizing start...

12/30/2013 By Robin Draper