Ocean-to-Table Dining at Castaway

At some seafood restaurants, the “fresh catch” might come from hundreds of miles away or arrive frozen (or even mislabeled), but at Castaway Waterfront Restaurant and Sushi Bar in Marathon, Fla., avid spear fisherman John Mirabella serves up the catch he spears during his deep-sea dives.

Lionfish on the Loose

Among the world’s most venomous fish species, the lionfish is quickly establishing itself throughout North America’s only living coral reefs in the Florida Keys, and their impact on the reefs is inescapable.

Food Festivals in the Keys (and Seafood Paella!)

Our culinary travel, or food tourism, brings us face-to-face with chefs, farmers, brewers and fishmongers, offering a unique opportunity to taste a new dish, learn a new technique from a chef or cultivate a more discerning palate.

Japanese Pan-fried Noodles

For some spicy warmth as you wait on spring, turn your farmstead kitchen into a Japanese noodle house.

Classic Short Ribs

This recipe using a tasty bony meat is a must-have for any farmstead table.

Osso Bucco

Look for humanely raised veal for this delicate, tomato-less osso bucco recipe.

Meat Pie with Lamb Shanks

Use leftover lamb shanks to make a second delicious meal featuring your farm-grown fare.