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Tampa Bay Chefs Share Their Favorite Summer Recipes


We’re entering Florida’s sweltering season, and if you can’t stand the heat, you’d better be ready with some hot-weather recipes. WUSF's new food podcast, The Zest, is up to the challenge.

On a humid evening in April, The Zest attended Longest Table, an outdoor foodie feast in downtown St. Petersburg with beautifully set tables and pre-fixe food-and-wine pairings from some of Tampa Bay’s favorite restaurants. 

Longest Table is WUSF Public Media’s signature fundraiser, and for The Zest host Robin Sussingham and producer Dalia Colón, it was a chance to ask local chefs what they like to serve when the weather heats up.

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To get some of the chefs' recipes, and for instructions on how to subscribe to a podcast, visit