Chef Judi Gallagher
LONGBOAT KEY, Fla. - Leaving a dollar bill on the walls of the Mar Vista Restaurant is a tradition that goes back to its fish camp days.
(Family Features) You can heighten the fun of every outdoor gathering with the right nibbles, noshes and refreshments. A fruitful al fresco experience involves lively conversation with good friends, easy finger foods and tasty, versatile drinks that fit the laid-back atmosphere. For the hosts who long for a successful backyard bash, consider serving palate-pleasing Moscato. This deliciously sweet wine varietal has become very popular as its approachable flavor profile is a guaranteed crowd pleaser.
(Family Features) From weekend backyard barbeques to spontaneous weeknight gatherings, summer is filled with celebrations that bring friends and family together for fabulous food, drink and fun. Whether you're unsure of what wines to serve as the host, or the best refreshment to pick as a guest, you don't have to be a master sommelier to choose the perfect wine pairing for every meal or occasion.
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A developer in southwest Florida is reviewing its safety protocol after a roofer was fatally struck by lightning. The Sarasota County Fire Department says the 39-year-old man died Wednesday after being struck by lightning while working on the roof of a Sarasota home.
SARASOTA, Fla. -- What are trash fish? Trash fish, or "rough fish" are terms used by state agencies and anglers to describe fish that are less generally desirable in a particular region because the fish either have a lot of bones, or for cultural and/or traditional reasons are not generally consumed.
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — New England fishermen had a rare catch for a southwest Florida chef: four colorful lobsters.
NOME, Alaska (AP) — A rare blue-colored red king crab was part of a fisherman's catch earlier this month in Nome, Alaska.
MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. -- We've had a lot of great fish tales on our broadcasts this week, but this one may make you think twice the next time you eat seafood.
WAKULLA COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL)-- Wakulla County is an area known for the amount of wetlands you can find throughout the county. But for the past year, residents and county commissioners have had mixed ideas about how much protection to give the wetlands.
TAVARES, Fla. (AP) — Police say a central Florida man beat two people to death and seriously injured another before killing himself. Tavares Police say all four people lived in the home where the victims were found last night.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The best seafood chef in the nation will be crowned Saturday, Aug. 2, in New Orleans when the 11th annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off is held.
(Family Features) The summer forecast calls for delightful weather and a calendar full of casual, fun-filled gatherings with family and friends. Make sure you're prepared for all the seasonal soirees with delicious wines that enhance the mood and the good times.
(NAPSI)—It’s that old question, “What’s for dinner tonight?” Instead of reaching for the same old standbys or chicken nuggets for the kids, you can set sail for something different: the bounty of delicious options from under the sea.
Serve seafood for supper and you may see your family asking for more.(NAPS)
BANGKOK (AP) — Police say a raid at a palm plantation in southern Thailand has exposed a ring that trafficked Myanmar's ethnic minority Rohingya Muslims into the country.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is urging Southeast Asia's regional bloc to do more to combat human trafficking after two of its member states were blacklisted for failing to act decisively against exploitation of migrant laborers.
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida man faces federal charges for allegedly helping to illegally ship Florida spiny lobster to China.
SARASOTA, Fla. -- More and more people are becoming health conscious and regularly checking food labels. But can you trust what's printed on those labels? A Suncoast man is asking that very question after buying some shrimp that had two conflicting labels.
SARASOTA, Fla. -- A Suncoast man says a package of shrimp he recently purchased at the Sarasota Costco was labelled as a product of the U.S.A., but found out otherwise once he opened it.
Marta Diaz Hudson, author of Relational Cooking. My Kitchen: A Window To My Soul
(Family Features) The easiest way to get the family together for a meal is with a delicious, homemade dish with tasty ingredients, such as protein-packed shrimp.