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Florida celebrates 500 years of fusion cuisine

When Spain staked a claim on present-day Florida 500 years ago, it accelerated the fusion of Old and New World foods started by Columbus and affecting global food choices today. Spanish explorers brought supplies that included, among other things, cattle, pigs and citrus fruits, plus olive oil to protect their cheeses and spicy sausages from drying out. …

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Florida ‘space coast’ cuisine rooted in laid-back lifestyle

For someone who was always hungry, I never paused between mouthfuls of steamed shrimp and wedges of Indian River oranges long enough to consider the culinary heritage of the place of my youth. History, people and geography define regional food. What I saw around me on the east coast of Florida didn’t quite add up …

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