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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,”

Is Chablis a wine? A place?


It is both; the village of Chablis which is situated geographically between Burgundy and Champagne, close to Paris and to Champagne, and the wine.  Nowadays, the abundance of wines from different regions of France makes us forget that the easy-to-pronounce, easy-to-drink white wine imported by Gallo in the 80’s, was the white wine everybody drank in America, before we even learned to pronounce chardonnay. 

Chablis has come a long way since then.  Even if you can’t find the word Chardonnay on the front label, Chablis is actually Chardonnay from  Chablis, in Burgundy, France.  But who can better tell us about Chablis than Louis Moreau, President of the “Union des Grands Crus de Chablis”, a winemaker and head of Domaine Louis Moreau, his family’s vineyard since 1814?  

Listen as Louis Moreau explains that Chablis is Burgundy's northernmost wine growing district and one of the region's largest vineyard areas with over seven Grand Cru appellations, and 40 Premier Cru appellations, and the task of the Union des Grands Crus de Chablis.


chablisWhile chardonnay grapes are grown throughout the globe, Chablis is the world’s most distinctive chardonnay and an example of the idea that good wine speaks deeply of its place of origin. Louis Moreau talks about  the characteristics of this wine, what makes it so special and about the differences between Petit Chablis, Chablis, Chablis 1ers Crus and Chablis Grands Crus.   He also talks about what foods pair well with the different types of Chablis.

Listen as Louis Moreau explains that Chablis is Burgundy's northernmost wine growing district and one of the region's largest vineyard areas with over seven Grand Cru appellations, and 40 Premier Cru appellations 

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