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Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

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  • South Florida chefs to represent state in Great American Seafood Cook-off

    South Florida chefs to represent state in Great American Seafood Cook-off
    Two South Florida chefs are headed to New Orleans this week to represent the state in the 10th annual Great American Seafood Cook-off. Jon Greening, executive chef at Deck 84 in Delray Beach, will compete Saturday against more than a dozen chefs, all...
  • Scott McKenzie & the Morning Mix recipe of the week: Carrot Soup

     
    The more the merrier in the Orlando Sentinel test kitchen! That’s why we have teamed with the fabulous folks over at Orlando’s WOMX Mix 105.1 to offer the morning show’s Recipe of the Week. Today's recipe is Chilled Florida Wildflower...
  • Test kitchen bonus: Florida snapper recipes

     
    Seared Florida Snapper with Fennel and Carrot Sauté 4 servings 4 (6-ounce) snapper fillets 1/4 cup rice flour 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 cup fennel bulb slices 1/2 cup onion, chopped 1/2 cup carrots, julienne 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon...
  • Test Kitchen favorites for Super Bowl 2013 game-watching fare

     
    Country Mullet Chowder 6 servings 1 1/2 pounds mullet fillets, skin off 4 strips bacon, chopped 1 cup onion, chopped 1 cup celery, diced 3 cloves garlic, chopped 10 1/2-ounce can of cream of potato soup 1 cup bottled clam juice or chicken broth 2 cups...
  • Test kitchen bonus: How to make grapefruit spritzers

     
    Grapefruit Spritzer 4 servings 1 1/2 cups grapefruit juice 1/4 cup natural sugar 1 (2-inch) stick cinnamon Ice cubes Ginger ale, chilled White wine 1. In a saucepan combine grapefruit juice, sugar and cinnamon. Bring to boil; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered...
  • Consumer travel and vacation complaints continue to fall in Florida

    Consumer travel and vacation complaints continue to fall in Florida
    The last thing you want during vacation is a problem with your bill or services. Fortunately, the number of travel and vacation-related complaints have steadily fallen in recent years, according to the Division of Consumer Services. During the 2010-...
  • Test Kitchen bonus: Cooking with Florida clams

     
    Florida hard clams are harvested year round and are always available in steady supply. Though some clams are still wild caught, clam farming is a growing industry. Florida Clams Casino 2 servings 4 slices lean bacon, chopped fine 1/2 cup onion, chopped...
  • Test kitchen bonus: Florida mullet is a great catch

     
    Mullet is one of the signature flavors of Old Florida. Usually enjoyed smoked or fried, it's traditionally served with hushpuppies, grits, or maybe even a slice of white bread. But mullet's appeal is greater than just nostalgia. One of Florida's most...
  • Health alert: St. James Smokehouse recalls whisky, honey smoked salmon

     
    St. James Smokehouse Inc, is recalling Scotch Reserve Whiskey & Honey Smoked Scottish Salmon sold in 4-ounce retail packs with the lot code: 5797 & batch code: 4759 with UPC# 853729001151 because th product may be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogen...
  • Florida House votes to de-regulate dance studios, repair shops, telemarketers, etc.

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida House voted Thursday to strip government oversight of more than a dozen different professions, from auctioneers, yacht brokers, and talent agents, to people who work in dance studios and auto repair shops. Some of the...
  • Florida agriculture department may take over school meal program

     
    A bill that would allow the state's new agriculture commissioner to decide what's served in public-school cafeterias passed the Florida Senate today. The bill, dubbed Healthy Schools for Healthy Lives, would shift oversight of schools' food-services...
  • Undeclared allergen risk: Winn-Dixie recalls chocolate drink

     
    Winn-Dixie is recalling Winn-Dixie Choco Charm Chocolate Drink from its in-store dairy departments because the product may be mislabeled and may contain the . Individuals sensitive to wheat protein can suffer a moderate-acute allergic reaction. Sold in...