Florida Matters

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A Little Thanksgiving Zest

December 02, 2019

We bring you a special Thanksgiving program featuring some of our favorite stories about food in the sunshine state. There is a lot to be thankful for here in the land of citrus, seafood, Spanish flavor with a splash of southern charm.





Dan Bavaro the owner of Bavaro's Pizza talks with Dalia Colon, our Zest producer and tells us how he and his family went from New Jersey to Florida and started his Neapolitan-style business of pizza.


Emmanuel Roux a long time restaurateur, developed a once vacant lot into an urban oasis. The St. Petersburg Ecovillage is now a community garden with a mission to reconnect people with nature. Emmanuel talks with Dalia Colon about how he uses food to educate the public about nutrition.


We also spoke with Ed Chiles, the owner of the Sandbar on Anna Maria Island, about local sustainable food sourcing.


Owner Andrew Tambuzzo of the Tambuzzo Sausage Company in Tampa starts a new chapter in what has been a very old tradition in Ybor City. Andrew tells us about the butchery and the changes in business and neighborhood.


Lastly, we talked with the creator of #SupperSunday. Isabel Laessig completes our discussion with how her virtual dinner parties help inspire family meals.