Celebrate the Multi-purpose Emu

Have you ever seen an emu? If so, a distinct image probably jumps to mind: a curious, flightless bird towering at 5 to 6 feet tall.

Step-by-step Pizza

Pizza. It’s one of America’s favorite dishes, served thin crust, deep dish, round, square and even all-out gourmet, topped with ingredients like sliced grilled pears and gorgonzola cheese.

Pesto Meatballs with Fettuccini

Use up your basil bumper in these meatballs that can be tossed with pasta and fresh tomatoes or frozen for later use.


This street food from northern Brazil is made with fermented black-eyed peas.

Capt’n Kevin’s Fish Tacos

One of the highlights of our trip to the Florida Keys was our first-ever “catch-and-cook” experience with Captain Kevin Johnsen’s Florida Keys Reel Adventures. As promised, we wanted to provide you with the opportunity to savor fresh catch of your own, and Capt’n Kevin’s Fish Taco recipe below is just the ticket.

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.