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  • Acceptable Pie

    Once the grand Thanksgiving meal is done, desserts are the next item on the agenda. I am not partial to dessert, but I do think cherry pie is a great finish to a savory Thanksgiving meal. This year, my dessert cart will be filled with an assorment of apple, cherry, pumpkin and pecan pie. This bounty...
  • Thanksgiving is Almost Here

    Thanksgiving is almost upon us. I plan on a fairly larger family celebration with a nice bird as the centerpiece. I have already begun to plan my turkey cooking strategy. The first thing is to create a great brine and place the turkey in it for at least 24 hours. Following the brine, the turkey will...
  • Dining and Entertainment for UGA Fans in Amelia Island

    These restaurants and bars are my personal recommendations for anyone visiting eastern Nassau County, Florida.  I promised all my fellow UGA fans that I would give them some guidance for a wonderful visit to our area. If you have any questions just call me at (904) 626-5744.    Dini...
  • The Joy of Turkey Roasting

    Thanksgiving is almost upon us. I plan on a fairly larger family celebration with a nice bird as the centerpiece. My son and I have already begun to talk about our turkey cooking strategy. The first thing is to create a great brine and place the turkey in it for at least 24 hours. Following the brin...
  • Moon River Pizza

    When you come to visit Fernandina Beach, Fl there is only one place for pizza...Moon River Pizza on 14th street. They have great pizzas, artisanal draft and bottle beer, and great salads. Since childhood, I have always been a firm believer in a salad with lunch and dinner. When I dine at "The Moon" ...
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  • The Sublime Seafood Choices at Timoti's Fry Shak

    There is a casual dining place that is really winning me over. Timoti's Fry Shak is located at 21 North Third Street in downtown Fernandina Beach. I have eaten there three times, and it gets better each time. Today I took it up a notch and tried their Poke. Poke is a traditional Hawaiian dish that h...
  • Thanksgiving Challenge

    Thanksgiving is only about a month away. Now is a good time to begin to plan that most treasured of annuals meals. If you have a special recipe you would like to share, please post it on Cuisine Drop. Drink recipes will be featured throughout the Christmas season.
  • Great Cuban Food in North Miami

    I go to Miami several times a year, and one restaurant I visit every trip is Little Havana (12727 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami). The decor is a mixture of Cuban art and hunting lodge. They have a great menu, but my favorite is the Pollo a la Plancha (Grilled Chicken). This chicken is well seasoned and...
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  • Short Chef Biography: Auguste Escoffier

    August Escoffier (1846-1945) is a well-known French chef who popularized and updated French cooking methods. He also codified the five mother sauces.  
  • Lunch at Timoti's

    We had lunch today at Timoti's Seafood Shack in Fernandina Beach. The atmosphere is laid-back island style.  They were playing reggae music which was complemented by their seafood menu and Caribbean beer selection. I had the catch of the day basket which was pure, comfort food bliss. My daughte...