Savor Florida Countryside

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Savor Florida Countryside

Meet Orlando food writers who ventured out on a state-wide journey to showcase the farms and fields that feed locals and travelers alike.

Florida is known for miles of sandy beaches, tourist attractions, and space shuttles, it is often overlooked that Florida offers more to savor than merely seafood and citrus. Name an ingredient and you’re likely to find it here. Talk to chefs in Miami, Orlando, Jacksonville, or Tampa, and they’re likely to reveal their favorite local farmer, beekeeper, or rancher.

Pam Brandon, Katie Farmand, and Heather McPherson traveled thousands of miles, tasting some of the freshest ingredients along the way. They found world-famous chefs who eagerly share their enthusiasm for fresh, seasonal ingredients. And they sought out the best recipes to highlight those flavors. In Field to Feast they share such treasures as chef Renee Savary’s crispy roast duck, a grown-up grilled cheese from Jodi Swank, and Reda Larson’s divine peanut butter pie.

The result is a cookbook like no other; a delicious celebration of Florida food and cooking that will lead you from the kitchen to the farmers’ market and home again.



Brandon, Farmand and McPherson will be making their way around Florida for book signings, cooking demos, speaking engagements and more. Keep checking back to see if they are coming near you!

Sept 27-29, 2013 / times TBD
Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Daily Cooking Demo / Book Signing

Farm to Feast_Book


Field to Feast: Recipes Celebrating Florida Farmers, Chefs and Artisans (University Press of Florida, $28), by Pam Brandon, Katie Farmand and Heather McPherson

For information and purchase links, visit, or Book is also available at select bookstores.


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