Celebrity Chefs Take Florida - South Beach Wine & Food Festival

Key Lime Pie

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Big names, big personalities, and mighty big portions… good times are always in season at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. Presented each year by the Food Network, the festival features dozens of your favorite celebrity chefs and foodies for a 4-day extravaganza of wine and spirit seminars, food tastings and demonstrations set against the paradisiacal backdrop of lovely South Beach.

Paula Dean, Rachael Ray, Emeril Lagasse, Mario Batali, Bobby Flay — bam! They’ll all be there, cooking up their signature dishes and sharing tricks of the trade. From “Cocktail Time with Sandra Lee” to “Taste Wine Like a Master Sommelier” to “Beyond Chicken Nuggets”, couch potatoes and culinary connoisseurs alike will find plenty of inspiration at the South Beach Fest.

They’ll also find plenty of food with international influences. Mexican, Spanish, French, Mediterranean… there’s the South Beach Diet, and then there is South Beach Food. Eclectic and fresh, yes. Floridian? Not so much. But there is one Floridian recipe you shouldn’t leave home without, and that’s Paula Dean’s take on Bubba’s Key Lime pie. You also shouldn’t leave home without your tickets to this week’s Festival of the Arts BOCA, where master violinist Itzhak Perlman will be in residence for a week. Read more about the festival right here in our Picks section, or check out more festivals in Florida.

- Courtney Maum

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One Response to “Celebrity Chefs Take Florida - South Beach Wine & Food Festival”

  1. Tina Sotis
    March 9th, 2009 18:43

    Key Lime Pie - one of my absolute favorite desserts of all time!! Thanks for this beautifully written (as always) piece, Courtney!

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