Monthly Archives: March 2017

Fledglings: Music from a New Estefan 

Emily Estefan, 22, bears an iconic last name recognized across her home state of Florida and around the world. Acutely aware of the comparisons audiences will make to her famous parents, Emilio and Gloria Estefan, the young songstress embraces her musical heritage while decidedly forging her own “fusion” sound—equal parts funk, soul, jazz, Latin and […]

The Spread: Everybody Loves Tacos 

Clay Carnes, 32, says he’s never met a person who hates tacos. That’s because his signature organic-corn hand-helds are making quite a name for his new Latin street food restaurant, Cholo Soy Cocina, which opened last September in West Palm Beach. Carnes draws inspiration from his family’s Ecuadorian heritage in creating Andean-American dishes like snapper […]

Flamingle: Busy Bodies

Amrit Desai Bona Fide Yogi Amrit Desai, 84, came to America from India in 1960 and launched a genre of yoga known as Kripalu, named after his Indian guru. Amrit grew the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, Mass., into one of the nation’s preeminent yoga centers. In 1994, scandal erupted over his […]

Grove Stand: Norman Van Aken’s 1921

From the archives: This article first appeared in Flamingo‘s Vol. 5, Spring 2017. Mount Dora has made a name for itself with rolling hills, canopies of oaks and a strollable downtown set against lovely Lake Dora. The small, slow-paced town feels like a slice of New England, ideal for a weekend of antiquing and wine […]

Pompano & Fideo Noodle Stew by 1921

POMPANO & FIDEO NOODLE STEW WITH ROSA’S TWO WAY TOMATO SAUCE Serves 4 to 6 Rosa’s Two Way Tomato Sauce Yield: 3 cups 1/4 cup finely diced fatty bacon 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1 shallot, sliced 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 tablespoon crushed red pepper 1/3 cup red wine vinegar 1 1/2 cups […]

Spiny Lobster Hash Cakes by Chef Norman Van Aken

SPINY LOBSTER HASH CAKES WITH PICCALILLI TARTAR SAUCE Serves 8 Piccalilli Tartar Sauce Yield: 4 cups 6 raw egg yolks 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup canola oil 2 tablespoons Champagne vinegar 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar 6 tablespoons Piccalilli Relish (or other favorite pickle relish) 1/4 cup finely diced red onion 2 tablespoons fresh […]

Norman Van Aken’s Recipe for Chilled Chocolate Brownies

TURRÓN STUDDED CHILLED CHOCOLATE BROWNIES Serves 12 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate (65%), finely chopped 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 1/2 cups sugar 1/4 cup virgin coconut oil 3 eggs 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 8 ounces white turrón, coarsely chopped PREPARATION: […]

Made in FLA: Duh for Home and Garden

Let’s get one thing sorted: Pensacola’s Duh isn’t your average high-end furniture store. Stepping onto the beautifully landscaped property, which contains scattered Italian cypress trees, rustic pathways and fountains, transports visitors to Tuscany amid the buildings’ white stucco exteriors, terracotta roofs and dark mahogany doors. And then there’s the greeting committee: the owners’ dogs, Coco, […]

The Tide: Spring 2017

NORTH WORD OF SOUTH TALLAHASSEE APRIL 7–9 Literary meets lyrical in this celebration of books and music. Last year, nearly 15,000 converged on Cascades Park to watch authors and musicians from around the country and region collaborate in “one-of-a-kind performances you can’t see anywhere else,” says volunteer Sara Marchessault. Downtown Tallahassee bustles with eclectic performers, […]