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Ten Foods that Define Florida
January 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pmFree
What are the most iconic foods that define the Sunshine State? Caldo gallego, gazpacho, or black bean soup? Key Lime or sweet potato pie? Was the Cuban sandwich invented in Tampa but perfected in Miami? How does one explain the rise of the grouper sandwich? What has happened to our once vaunted oyster industry? Did Georgia, the Carolinas, and Texas simply export its barbecue into Florida or does the Sunshine State have its own BBQ heritage? Gary Mormino teaches a class in food history at the University of South Florida and is writing a book on Florida foodways.
This event is a part of the Florida Humanities Council speaker series “Weird, Wild, Wonderful Florida.”
Gary Mormino is the Frank E. Duckwall Florida Professor of History Emeritus at USF St. Petersburg. He is a frequent contributor to the Tampa Bay Times and has written several books, including “Land of Sunshine, State of Dreams: A Social History of Modern Florida.” Dr. Mormino was awarded the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing by the Florida Humanities Council.