florida food

The Zest: Old Florida And Cracker Cooking

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The Florida Cracker Cookbook
Joy Harris

Cookbook author Joy Harris knows Florida. She is a sixth-generation Floridian who grew up in the Panhandle eating the country food of her ancestors.


Maja Petric

It’s short-but-sweet blueberry season in Florida. 

“It’s a gamble every year” says Stephen Gran, Hillsborough County Extension Director, as farmers bet on a good growing season plus a profitable market. 

Jessica Meszaros / WUSF

Welcome to season two of The Zest podcast! We're starting off with a trip to Terra Ceia Aquatic Preserve, at the mouth of Tampa Bay, to sample some Florida oysters. WUSF reporter Jessica Meszaros takes a boat ride with Brian Rosseger, owner of Lost Coast Oyster Company, to his floating oyster farm. "There is an agricultural revolution that's happening right now," Rosseger says. "And it's happening in the oceans."

For Yaniv Cohen, his passion for teaching people about spices all started when his daughter was born nine years ago and he found himself wanting to give her a feeling for the tastes and aromas of his childhood in Israel.