Surviving Hurricane Irma & Tips for Emergency Preparations. #hurricane

Mother Nature unleashed her powers, miraculously we remain unscathed! ?✌️ Listening to howling winds roaring like jet engines, flying debris, & fierce rain smashing against our home, time simply stood still. And in that pitch darkness – there are no words to adequately describe the fear one experiences and no place to HIDE – it …

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June 12, 2017-Orlando United Day! A Day of Love and Kindness w @citybeautiful #ActLoveGive

The City of Orlando and Orange County Government, in a collaboration with Pulse, has proclaimed June 12, 2017, as “Orlando United Day – A Day of Love and Kindness.” “Engaging in Acts of Love and Kindness on June 12 is a respectful, meaningful and deeply loving way to remember and honor the lives of those …

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The 6 Sec Ice-Cream #GKTWChallenge with @TastyChomps for Give Kids the World Village!

Mr. Ricky Ly of TastyChomps and I Primlani Kitchen took the six second ice cream challenge at Slate Restaurant to raise money and awareness for seriously ill children and Give Kids the World Village. Picture it: Seven-year-old Ethan challenged Kevin Bacon to see who could eat the most ice cream in six seconds, with the …

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Yes, We Love Cheese! O-Town MacDown Competition Benefiting @GKTWVillage

Who doesn’t love Cheese? It’s almost too Gouda to be true. Nearly 2,000 people attended the second annual O-Town MacDown this past weekend at Osceola Heritage Park. Cheesier (and much tastier) than a lime-green leisure suit, the O-Town MacDown is a macaroni-and-cheese cooking contest and fundraiser for Give Kids The World Village, a 79-acre resort …

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The Lunch Truck Tour Coming to Your School via @OCPS_FNS #NSLW #OCPSClubLunch

October 13 kicked off National School Lunch Week, and to celebrate the initiative, Orange County Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services will begin its lunch truck tour to schools across the county. The meals on the truck were selected by student focus groups and whichever item performs the best during the tour will be introduced …

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Tribute to Charlie Trotter at @NormansNewWorld Benefiting the @TrotterProject

Spearheading the Trotter Project in Florida, NORMAN’s is hosting an elegant reception to honor the Late Chef Charlie Trotter on December 13th at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando. The evening will feature hors d’oeuvres presented by renowned local Chefs as well as culinary stations by Chef Norman and his team. Sommeliers will be pairing wine accordingly. Most …

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The Ritz Carlton Orlando Jazzes up Casual Dining with it’s New Restaurant @highballharvest

When food is treated with the respect it so richly deserves, words flow easily. Add one of the leading luxury resorts in the world to think globally and source locally is a win-win for all – from farmer to chef to diner. A farm-fresh take on resort dining, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando debuts a modern approach …

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Old World Cuisine Meets New World Wine with Fiorenzo Steakhouse & @Merryvale at @HyattOrlando #wine

Each month, Fiorenzo Italian Steakhouse, located minutes away from Disney/Universal at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, (formerly The Peabody Orlando) hosts a wine-dinner with a four-course menu. Recently, I had the pleasure of experiencing Chef James Stafford exquisite culinary creations paired with Merryvale Vineyards. The first winery built in Napa Valley following the repeal of Prohibition, …

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Orlando’s Culinary Artisans Pledge to Promote CFL’s Bounty of Field’s, Oceans, & Kitchens with #GoFla Manifesto! #sunshineplate

Imagine my sheer delight when I received an invitation to witness our local Chefs, Farmers, and Artisans as they publicly sign the Greater Orlando Food Leaders Alliance (goFLA) manifesto. Huge Shout to the illustrious Mr. Joseph Hayes (Food Writer, Playwright, Jazz advocate) for including me in this exclusive and unprecedented local food movement. Putting the …

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Join Me as Taste of Nation Celebrates 25 Years of Fighting Hunger with @2harvestCFL #OrlTaste

Returning for its 25th year, Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation® Orlando, locally presented by Quality One Wireless, will take place Aug. 9 at the Orlando World Center Marriott celebrating Orlando’s culinary excellence and Taste of the Nation’s legacy of combating childhood hunger. Beneficiaries: Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida and Second Harvest …

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