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Mangoes have dazzled palates across the globe for centuries with their aroma, taste, texture, and seemingly endless shapes, sizes, and colors. In Miami alone there are over 250 varieties. Miami-based writer, critic, poet and educator Jen Karetnick is the award-winning author of nine books, including three this year alone: the recently published book Mango and two volumes  Prayer of Confession and Brie Season about to be released.
Jen’s nickname, Mango Mama, could not be more appropriate! Jen lives on the last acre of a historic mango plantation with her husband, two children; three dogs; four cats; and fourteen mango trees!  By the time July comes around, Jen uses mangoes in the most unexpected ways, in just about everything, cocktails, smoothies, savory and sweet dishes.
Along with her own recipes which she has developed over the years, the book Mango features recipes from a group of Jen’s buddies who happen to be Miami's most celebrated chefs.
From smoothies to cocktails, from mango blintzes to jerked grouper with mango-fig chutney, and mangozpacho (mango-infused gazpacho)--this book is  the ultimate book on Mango. It is delightfully written, based on serious research and highlights  all those chefs and mixologists who are striving to use our local products in their cuisines.
Click here for Jen’s recipe for frozen mango sangría, or “Mangría,”

 Mireille Guiliano, a former chief executive at Champagne Veuve Clicquot, has been called the “ambassador of France and its art of living” by Le Figaro. She is the author of French Women Don’t Get Fat, the #1 New York Times bestseller, of French Women Don’t Get Facelifts, and three other books.

In her latest book, Meet Paris Oyster: A Love Affair with the Perfect Food , she will have you wanting to eat oysters at least every week—forget about saving them for special occasions only. The book is a personal narrative about the French appetite for oysters, the characters who harvest and serve them, and the compelling reasons why we should all enjoy them.   

In this slender volume, Meet Paris Oyster,  Mireille Guiliano shares information about the best oysters around the world, their nutritional value, the best wine pairings with them, and a dozen mouthwatering recipes that will have readers craving, buying, and preparing oysters with confidence.

Listen as she explain why she’s focused on the oyster for her new book; why is the oyster the "perfect food"? Why are oysters so seductive? What are her favorite wine and oyster pairings,  her favorite oyster restaurants in New York and her favorite oyster recipes.

 

 

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