Posted: 4:05 am Thursday, October 13th, 2016
By Ann Kelly
It’s hard to be humble when three of the top ten “foodie” cities in the US are right here in Tampa Bay. The newest survey from WalletHub places Tampa 4th, Miami 3rd and Orlando 4th. What do they look at to make us culinary champs? That would be what we’re actually spending on groceries, and how many truly affordable restaurants we have that have that oh so desirable 4.5 stars. Oh and course anything that’s a food festival and those are never in short supply. We just celebrated Oktoberfest in Tampa, Magical Dining Month and the Epcot Food and Wine Festival in Orlando and that’s the short menu.
World Food Day is officially October 16th but face it we celebrate all year long. This month’s Ann Kelly’s Kitchen Collection will feature a little something for everyone; from The Food Networks’ Anne Burrell “Own Your Kitchen”; to help you chill and make sure you’re as healthy as you are busy “The Overworked Person’s Guide To Better Nutrition”; from Stone Soup blogger Jill Weisenberger; get the kids involved and have some fun with food with National Geographic’s “Edible Science – Experiments You Can Eat” written by Jodi Wheeler-Topper and Carol Tennant who told me all about this fun book; and finally for our beloved pets “Feed Your Best Friend Better” from “The Dog Food Dude” Rick Woodford. Just enter to win here, and we’ll draw one winner at random on Friday, Oct 20th.
WORDS OF WISDOM FROM ANN KELLY’S KITCHEN
After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations – Oscar Wilde