Joyce Lafray's Big Guide to Florida Restaurants

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Seaside Publishing, May 25, 2005 - Travel - 319 pages
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New Guide Reveals Florida's Favorite "Off-the-Beaten-Path" Restaurants

Traveling in Florida? Care about your taste buds as well as your tan? Your mojito( aCuban cocktail) as well as the water temperature? If so, Joyce LaFray's Big Guide to Florida Restaurants may be the book you're searching for.

This newly revised and expanded edition covers every corner of the state, from top to bottom, from the casual Bahamian eateries of the Keys and funky hotspots of SouthBeach, to the giddy environs of Disney. Always on the look out for the places where the locals go to dine, LaFray shares what other Florida guides overlook, off-the-beaten path eateries that serve up the best values.

Such a diverse population as Florida's creates a fusion of cuisines: French, Thai, Vietnamese, Greek, Seminole Indian, to name a few. A crossroads of island cuisines offersmenus that draw from African, Jamaican, Spanish, Cuban and numerous other influences. Such a melting pot demands a critic with a discerning palate. Is that red snapper fresh? Jerk pork cooked with authentic spices? Joyce LaFray, cookbook author and Florida restaurant critic for 35 years has searched every nook and cranny and shares with you the "best of the best."

LaFray is the author of over twenty guides and cookbooks, including Cuba Cocina! The Tantalizing Flavors of Cuba, Tropic Cooking and Key Lime Cooking. Her recipes forplantains will be featured in the May 2006 issue of Bon Appetit Magazine.

The Facts: Pages: 320 Size: 4 " x 10," laminated cover, 101 Road Trips, Florida Recipes, Food Glossary International Standard Book Number: 1-4196-0799-5


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Restaurant reviewer, author, lecturer, and editor, Joyce LaFray has developed a rapidly growing, enthusiastic group of fans who follow her food paths in Florida and throughout the country.Her readers have faithfully followed her exploits and adventures in the fields of food, wine, and travel, via a myriad number of cookbooks and restaurant guides. Joyce has written for Bon Appetit Magazine, Creative Loafing Where, Tampa Bay's Best, Wedding Planner Magazine, Tampa Bay Illustrated and other food and travel magazines.Joyce's talents have played a major role in the organization and success of well known functions such as The Tampa Tribune's "Taste of Florida." Macy's popular statewide "Chef's Tour," Miami's International Book Fair, and the National Kahlua "Bake-off. Corporately, she has been spokesperson for Young and Tender Chicken Appleton Rum and Publix Supermarkets. Educationally, a daughter of a Home Economics teacher, Joyce graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Dayton, Ohio with degrees in Health, Physical Education and Journalism. She continued her education at the University of Loyola, Rome, Italy under their "Study Abroad Program." Joyce is the author of over 15 other books including Cuba Cocin:The Tantalizing Flavors of Cuba, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, the Key Lime Cookbook, Cuban Home Cooking, Key West Woman's Cookbook and Bern's, Reflections and Recipes from a Remarkable Restaurant.

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