Next month we are going to visit the Florida Gulf coast from Cedar Key to Naples. Any gems we need to find? We will spend more time in the Tampa/St Pete area, but are interested in good food (no fine dining) all along our way.
Jason Fox, executive chef of San Francisco's Commonwealth, grills meat on cedar paper—it gives the food a smoky, wood-grilled flavor. He recommends getting cedar paper online or at your local Asian grocery.
Harvey Cedars Fish Stew with Chef Michael Schwartz
Chef Michael Schwartz builds the delicious Harvey Cedars Fish Stew while poolside with Billy at the Raleigh Hotel in South Beach. This amazing seafood dish was inspired by Michael’s summers in Long Beach, New Jersey, and holds a coveted spot on the Restaurant Michael Schwartz menu.
Easy Crab Cakes
Crab cakes are so often disappointing -- mushy or gummy, full of starchy filler. But these easy cakes are full of beautiful lump crabmeat, and a light panko coating ensures they fry up crispy and golden brown. Bright, lemony aioli makes a piquant counterpart to the sweet, sweet crab.
Summer is in full swing, which (hopefully) means trips to the park or the beach. If you’re taking a picnic along, you should know a few food safety rules so you can pack, transport, and eat your meal without the threat of food poisoning. Liz Weinandy
Justin Chapple, Food & Wine Deputy Test Kitchen Editor, is back this week with another killer Mad Genius Tip—an ice cream cake made of store-bought ice cream sandwiches, that requires just minutes of prep time.